Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc (MOP) Executive Director, Gwendolyn Myers, has been nominated as a World Economic Forum Expert in Human Rights.
The announcement was made on Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, the World Economic Forum announced the nomination of Ms. Myers; Executive Director of Messengers of Peace-Liberia Inc (MOP) as one of the Forum’s Experts. By this nomination, the renowned Liberian based Peace Messenger will join more than 5,000 world leading experts engaged by the Forum to help shape the global agenda.
This nomination will bring to the front burner Human Rights, Peace and Security issues as they affect women and young people.
“I’m honored and humbled,” Myers said in on her Facebook page in response to the announcement and congratulated all the new nominees to the Expert Network. “Thanks to everyone for the unwavering support. God is the source and my strength! The quest for peace continues. In the coming months, we’ll consult, dialogue, analyze and report on these issues. The fundamental Rights of women and young people cannot be attained until peace is sustained,” she said.
As part of MOP’s outreach, Gwen Myers has run a weekly “Messengers of Peace” column every Thursday in the Daily Observer newspaper since 2013. The articles are targeted mainly youth, educating them about the benefits of pursuing peace and the role of peace in the lives of responsible citizenry. In February 2017, MOP and the Daily Observer embarked on a project to encourage other young writers to contribute articles to the column. The topic is “Peace and Security.” Designed as a writing competition, the project selects one winning article out of several entries to be published in the Daily Observer in print and online each month. Several insightful and highly competitive articles are received every month. The first monthly winner was Sabrina Clay, a sophomore student at the United Methodist University, whose article was published in the Thursday, March 29 edition. The second monthly winner will be announced soon, following the vetting of a new batch of entries that have already been submitted. Each winning author receives a prize of L$10,000 at an award program. Two other runner-up articles are also recognized at the award program.