Providing continued impetus for Rockflower’s Youth Advisory Board and their ongoing crowdfunding initiative was the recently completed fundraiser for Rockflower partner The Institute for Inclusive Security. The goal was to raise funds to support the cost of sending one woman to the annual colloquium in Harvard in January.
Erika Weingarten Cupples, Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Institute for Inclusive Security, commented,
“Rockflower's support was enormously meaningful to our efforts, and made it possible for three of our extraordinary women leaders to participate in the powerful event.
Were it not for you, and the many friends and champions whose support you helped rally to facilitate our important work, Alice Nderitu from Kenya, Visaka Dharmadasa from Sri Lanka, and Israela Oron from Israel would not have been able to join us. Your incredible gift allowed us to cover the expense of their travel to the United States, and thus share their inspiring stories with our next generation of leaders”
We look forward to continuing our long standing partnership with The Institute for Inclusive Security and working with them to ensure that women are included at every level of peace and reconciliation negotiations and that their recommendations acted upon.