This year NYLESA joined the Secretary-General's Campaign UNiTE  to END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.

We have stories to tell - about how UN spouses are contributing to amplify voices of women and girls who survive sexual violence

Watch the Event Recording 

The Fabric of Healing Exhibition

VIEW STORY CLOTHS BY SURVIVORS OF TRAUMA, WAR AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

As part of this initiative, we would like to share with you stories of UN spouses who work in programs that address sexual and gender based violence.

Maria Borisova

Maria from Rusia is the owner of a UK-based partnership, ImpactReady. She has been a NYLESA member since January 2020

Laurene Graziani

Laurene is Swiss French. She is an advocate for the rights of children, youth and girls. She has been a NYLESA member since June 2019 

André Oliveira

André is from Brazil. He was a NYLESA member from August 2019 until September 2020. Currently, André works for the UN, and is based in South Africa. 

Carmen Rodriguez

Carmen is a Gender Specialist from Spain. She has been a NYLESA member since September 2019