The Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation
The 2014 Annual Hampton John Peters Humphrey Human Rights Forum
The Hampton John Peters Humphrey Foundation held its annual human rights forum on February 20 featuring guest speaker, Sally Armstrong.
Sally, who grew up in northern New Brunswick, has covered stories in zones of conflict all over the world; from Bosnia and Somalia to Rwanda and Afghanistan; her eyewitness reports have earned her multiple awards. She has ventured through the Taliban's Afghanistan dressed in a burka. She has documented the lives of women on four continents. She is a former member of the International Women’s Commission at the UN, the recipient of seven honorary doctorate degrees and a member of the Order of Canada.
Sally Armstrong contends that women are the key to progress on ending poverty, violence, and conflict. In her latest book Ascent of Women: Our turn, our way – a remarkable story of world-wide change (Random House, 2013) she shows why empowering women and girls is the way forward, and she introduces us to some leading females who are making change happen, from Nobel Prize winners to little girls. In this landmark book that ties together feminism and our global economy, Sally tells dramatic and empowering stories, bringing us the voices of women changing the world through courage, tenacity and wit.
Sally was guest speaker at the foundation's John Peters Humphrey Human Rights Forum in January, 2004, regaling us with the stories which had inspired her to write her book Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan (Penguin Books, 2002).
John Peters Humphrey is known as a Citizen of the World. We are proud to present to you another New Brunswicker, a woman with whom he would be most proud to share that honour.
To provide an ongoing tribute to John Peters Humphrey by educating individuals of all ages about his life and accomplishments; to provide a venue to learn about John Peters Humphrey and his work; and to educate people about human rights.
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