TEDxFIU: Protect the girl child

A former refugee of Angola, Valeriana Chikoti-Bandua MA ’14 has a passion for gender equality and socio-cultural issues that’s inspired a career advocating for the advancement of women and children from immigrant, refugee and underprivileged backgrounds. As a member of the Angolan Mission to the U.N., she worked alongside Southern African Development Committee member states to help successfully pass the HIV/AIDS girl child resolution during the U.N.’s annual Commission of the Status of Women.

Learn more about her work in the 2016 TEDxFIU talk featured above.

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