Meredith Forsyth, Author at State of the Planet

Meredith (she/her) is the Program Coordinator for the Women, Peace and Security Program at Columbia University, led by 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee. In this role, she assists in managing the program's fellowships and research programs, provides comprehensive communications and administrative support, and organizes events and workshops on Columbia University's campus and around the world. She graduated from Georgetown University, where she studied international politics and African studies.

Recent Posts

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Virtual Workshop Convenes Women Peacebuilders Paving the Way to a Post-Pandemic Future

This spring, feminist activists from 13 countries gathered online to exchange expertise and envision a more just and equitable future after COVID.

by |May 27, 2021
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In Virtual Exchange, Women Organizers Share Challenges and Successes From COVID Frontlines

Throughout the spring, grassroots women peacebuilders will meet online to discuss how they’re helping to build resilience in their communities.

by |February 16, 2021
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How African Feminists Are Sustaining Peace in a Pandemic

Women grassroots activists share their strategies.

by |June 3, 2020
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Lessons from African Feminists Mobilizing Against COVID-19

Grassroots activists share their strategies on caring for oneself and one another, and on building societies grounded in solidarity and equity.

by |April 3, 2020
Martha Mutisi, co-facilitator for the Peace and Social Change workshops in Nairobi.

Apply Now for the Peace and Social Change Fellowship

The fellowship supports women grassroots activists working to promote peace and security. The deadline for applications is October 23.

by |October 21, 2019