Gender Equity Summit

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"A group of twelve students and two facilitators at Liger Leadership Academy investigated a variety of topics related to gender as part of an exploration entitled “Gender Equity.” As our final product, we decided to organize a gender summit to raise awareness and create dialogue about these very important global issues. Approximately 100 high school students from around the country attended this event on January 27th and 28th. The event was conducted in both English and Khmer and divided into four main themes: culture, language, economics, and power. This entire event was organized and facilitated by students."

Samady Sek

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sara Hubbard