What do US Vice President Joe Biden, Afghan activist-rapper Sonita Alizadeh, actress-humanitarian Ashley Judd, and Population Council expert Chernor Bah all have in common?
They are all champions for girls and recipients of Together for Girls' #16Heroes awards, announced in Safe Magazine. The awards recognize global leaders and influential advocates working to eradicate violence, particularly against girls and women. Chernor Bah is an advocate for global education and leads the Council’s work on post-emergency programs for adolescent girls in Sierra Leone. Bah’s 16 Heroes award was also covered by the Concord Times, Awoko and AllAfrica.
“This year, during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we celebrate 16 heroes from 16 very different walks of life with 16 very different identities and 16 unique stories… Chernor continues to bring girls’ issues to the front and center. In his role at Population Council, he trains and supports local organizations to develop evidence-based solutions that empower girls and protect them from violence in emergency and post-emergency settings.”
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