Peace Hero: Mobina Jaffer, The Canadian Senator Who has been Championing Women in Peace and Security for Years

Peace Hero: Mobina Jaffer, The Canadian Senator Who has been Championing Women in Peace and Security for YearsWhen she was 23 years old, Mobina Jaffer was forced into exile from Uganda and became a refugee. Decades later she returned to her first home as a senator of her second home. Since 2001 Mobina Jaffer has represented the province of British Columbia in the Canadian Senate. She is also the Senate’s first Muslim, first African-born and first senator of South Asian descent.

Since her appointment in 2001, she has been a steadfast champion of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, often a reminder to the world that in 2000 Canada had been a leading voice in the UN Security Council and a pioneer on the global stage.

To commemorate International Women’s Day, ICAN’s Peace Heroes series honors Senator Jaffer, whose life and career capture the spirit and essence of the day.

More at the source: Peace Hero: Mobina Jaffer, The Canadian Senator Who has been Championing Women in Peace and Security for Years – ICAN

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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