Right Livelihood Award Laureate, Marthe Wandou, visits LUCSUS
On 9 May, we will have the honour to have the Right Livelihood Award Laureate, Marthe Wandou, joining us for a dialogue on human rights education, the environment, and the prevention of violence against children.
Jurist Marthe Wandou is a Cameroonian gender and peace activist who has worked to prevent and fight sexual violence against children, particularly girls, as well as care for survivors of such violence since the 1990s. Through her organisation Action Locale pour un Développement Participatif et Autogéré (ALDEPA), which she founded in 1998, Wandou has supported the wellbeing of girls through a holistic approach based on education, psychosocial care and legal assistance.
Marthe Wandou was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2021 for building a model of community-based child protection in the face of terrorist insurgency and gender-based violence in the Lake Chad region of Cameroon.
Read more about her work on the RLA website (link)
On 9 May 2023, Marthe Wandou will be visiting Lund to join a dialogue on human rights education, the environment, and the prevention of violence against children.
The dialogue will include an introduction by Archbishop of Sweden Emerita Antje Jackelen, a keynote address from Marthe Wandou on her work on the prevention of violence against children in Cameroon, as well as a panel discussion with other human rights experts.
The dialogue is a joint initiative by LUCSUS, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute, the Right livelihood College (hosted by LUCSUS), the Global Campus for Sustainability, and the new Lund University Profile Area: Human Rights.
About the event:
When: Tuesday 9 May, 9-12
Where: LUCSUS, Biskopsgatan 5 (3rd floor)
Read more about the event (link),
The Right Livelihood College
The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global capacity-building initiative in partnership with universities. By linking academics and civil society organisations with Right Livelihood Laureates, the College spreads awareness about and further expands the pioneering work of change-makers. The College operates as a global network of campuses and centres hosted by universities.
In 2009, LUCSUS became the RLC’s first European partner campus.