End Child Sacrifice Campaign -The Art & Writing Challenge | Gladys Kyotungire | TEDxDurhamUniversity
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End Child Sacrifice Campaign -The Art & Writing Challenge | Gladys Kyotungire | TEDxDurhamUniversity

Gladys Kyotungire is a business analyst and advocate living in London. Gladys was born in Kampala, Uganda where she survived child abduction, spurring her life-long advocacy for youth, women’s leadership and social justice in both Uganda and in the UK. As a spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)’s #ShareTheFuture campaign, Gladys is shining a light on the need to ensure that every child has the vital food and nutrition they need to achieve their potential for the benefit of our global community. In a global cinema campaign running since September 2018 in some two dozen countries around the world, Gladys brings the jeopardy of lost potential to lie in her portrayal of “Miriam Adeke”, a young woman who could have made a life-saving medical breakthrough if she hadn’t died of hunger as a child. Before working with WFP, Gladys was recognized for her work advocating against child sacrifice in Uganda during the Uganda Parliament Children’s Forum in 2013 and speaking at the United Nations Youth for Human Rights Summit in autumn 2017. She was also awarded the Kitenge Festival Humanitarian Award in 2017. As a former beauty queen (Miss Uganda UK 2012 & Miss Face of Africa EU 2013), Gladys has used her platform to inspire young people to be brave and take action to achieve the change they want to see in their communities. Gladys enjoys interacting with people of various backgrounds purposely to understand their perspective on common social subjects and enjoys participating in athletic activities and charity runs among other sports activities, she hopes to complete a marathon one day. Gladys graduated from London Metropolitan University in International Business Management with a focus on Information Technology and now studying master’s degree in Global Diplomacy at SOAS-UK. Gladys Kyotungire is a business analyst and advocate living in London. Gladys was born in Kampala, Uganda where she survived child abduction, spurring her life-long advocacy for youth, women’s leadership and social justice in both Uganda and in the UK. As a spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)’s #ShareTheFuture campaign, Gladys is shining a light on the need to ensure that every child has the vital food and nutrition they need to achieve their potential for the benefit of our global community. In a global cinema campaign running since September 2018 in some two dozen countries around the world, Gladys brings the jeopardy of lost potential to lie in her portrayal of “Miriam Adeke”, a young woman who could have made a life-saving medical breakthrough if she hadn’t died of hunger as a child. Before working with WFP, Gladys was recognized for her work advocating against child sacrifice in Uganda during the Uganda Parliament Children’s Forum in 2013 and speaking at the United Nations Youth for Human Rights Summit in autumn 2017. She was also awarded the Kitenge Festival Humanitarian Award in 2017. As a former beauty queen (Miss Uganda UK 2012 & Miss Face of Africa EU 2013), Gladys has used her platform to inspire young people to be brave and take action to achieve the change they want to see in their communities. Gladys graduated from London Metropolitan University in International Business Management with a focus on Information Technology and now studying master’s degree in Global Diplomacy at SOAS-UK. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx