A Seat at the Table for Women, Girls and Movements: A Manifesto on Peace and Security
Women and girls are central to the safe and prosperous functioning of all societies across the globe. This manifesto highlights only a small subset of some of the globe’s most influential and powerful women, girls, and movements. These examples are fraught with human frailties, and other constraints including living in imperfect societies; they are nonetheless endowed with extraordinary grit and moral conviction. In other words, we do not have to be perfect or be in the perfect context, before we can make a change in the world, take a seat at the table, or create a seat for others. This manifesto attempts to cover as much as possible, including the breadth and scope of the experiences that have shaped the women featured through words and images; these are intended to capture imaginations, and shift the paradigm of societal perceptions of what women and girls are currently doing or have done, as well as what they can do globally.