The Global Issues Network team went to their first ever GIN forum organized by the Copenhagen International School. The theme for this year's forum was "putting the human in humankind". Some of the main topics that were discussed include human rights, women's rights, human trafficking and many more. Marie-Christine Nibagwire delivered a remarkable speech. She is a refugee that escaped the Rwandan genocide and has now established an organization in London to help other refugees around the world. Her speech was about refugees and the need to integrate them into our society. Her story was extremely intriguing and frightening as well.
Another interesting speech we heard was one about women rights. It focused on topics such as reproductive rights and touched upon how these topics are slowly becoming less of a taboo. Many people were interested in how birth control is being brought to less developed regions, and how humanitarian aid is being brought to worn-torn areas.All 12 of us (Finn, Sophie, Merhbanoo, Sean, Hannah, Sterre, Sofia, Estee, Bruno, Tinkara, Mr Al-Jayusi and Ms Melker) had a very intriguing, influential and eye-opening 3 days at the conference and we learnt a lot of things we would have never know before. We were truly inspired by everyone's ideas on how to make the world a better place. We will use the lessons that we have learnt for our own GIN Conference and dedicate more t energy to the issues discussed at this forum.