#YAS19

WOMEN AND GIRLS
DRIVING PROGRESS

2019 YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT

#YAS19 was held on 10 December 2019, Human Rights Day, in the iconic Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Organized by the NGO dev.tv, the United Nations Office at Geneva, and Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), the first Young Activists Summit welcomed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad as its guest of honour. It brought together six young female activists whose inspiring backgrounds and achievements deserve to be celebrated. The youth session and award ceremony, along with a comprehensive media plan, allowed to showcase women and girls as key drivers of progress.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad was the guest of honour of the first YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT (#YAS19), whose theme in 2019 was WOMEN AND GIRLS DRIVING PROGRESS.

2019 ACTIVISTS

NADIA MURAD

NADIA'S INITIATIVE

MEMORY BANDA

FOUNDATION 4 GIRLS LEADERSHIP

AMY & ELLA MEEK

KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC

HAMANGAÍ PATAXÓ

ENGAJAMUNDO

REBECCA KABUO

LUCHA

VISIBILITY

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

DONATIONS

To support the 2020 Activists in advancing their causes, Sisley Paris generously granted a donation to each laureate, thus enabling the Young Activists Summit to have a concrete and long-lasting impact on the ground.

ORGANIZED BY

United Nations Office at Geneva

RTS, Radio Télévision Suisse

dev.tv, non-profit NGO of media professionals

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Mécénat Sisley

Fondation Hélène et Victor Barbour

Oak Foundation

Fondation Tellus Viva

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

Swiss Confederation

OHCHR, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Republic and State of Geneva

City of Geneva

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Permanent Mission of Canada

European Union

UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund

Fight for Humanity

Tataki RTS

WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF

MCI group

InterContinental Genève

Eduki

Act on your Future

UN Women

UNE® SA

Cabinet Privé de Conseils

em4

Frontline Defenders

Yan Luong digital communication

Abena Lauber fundraising & capacity building

William Boley risk management professional