Sheilla Akwara delivers SPEECH at the GA

On March 16th, 2016, Sheilla Akwara gave a speech to a crowd of hundreds at the iconic General Assembly in NY

This event held at the secretariat building in New York was attended by ministers, secretaries of state and participating celebrities, during a Commission on the Status of Women(CSW), ‘The Times is Now! Let’s end harmful practices against girls and women by 2030’’, hosted by UNFPA. 

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She shared that although she faced many troubled moments as a child, she kept pushing, hence why she was able to stand at a grand and prestigious platform like the UN to share her story. She received a standing ovation at the end of her speech and actress Ashley Judd stood to greet and congratulate her

The picture above includes OTHER women that also gave their testimonies.
UP above, singers Michael Bolton and Raheem DeVaughn who performed at the event.

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