14 year old Nigerian filmmaker Zuriel Oduwole Honored at UNESCO Global Conference by Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General who recently invited 55 women experts in field from Women Leadership to Global development to lead the conference as speakers and panelists, in exploring soft power approach.
Soft Power Conference Objective
“Soft Power” global conference main aim is to cub the lingering global issues of women equality.
14 year old filmmaker Zuriel Oduwole was invited to share how she believes the media can play an active role in changing the negative perception and portrayal of women. And for her continuous work in speaking for Girls Education, she was also honored during the conference by a member of the Global Council of Women Leaders and current President of Malta Marie Louise Preca.
Speaking to UNESCO and French media afterwards, Zuriel was asked what she took away from the conference. “I learned that privilege is invincible to those who have it, because they cant see it, and cant see the effect on those who do not have it.”
Soft Power Members
They include current and past female Presidents, female members of Royal Families from Jordan to the Netherlands, First Ladies, Female Foreign Ministers, and 14 year old filmmaker Zuriel Oduwole.
It may also interest you to know that earlier in January, Zuriel Oduwole was also honored by former U.S. Secretary of State – John Kerry, for her work on empowering Girls across Africa and the Americas, through her basic “Film Making 101” class.
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