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Presentation: Monthly Global Connections Call

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

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Join me this Wednesday at 11:00 Eastern (16:00  UTC), for a presentation by Mellissa Fung, a renowned international journalist who has worked for years to advocate for women and girls victimized by war in terrorism. For “International Women’s Day”, Euphrates Institute will be hosting Mellissa to share about women’s rights work in Nigeria, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and more. It’s a one hour session and can be joined at any time. Hope to see you there! These meetings are every first Wednesday of the month with different guest speakers and themes. Register for the Wednesday session here.
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Through the power of storytelling in books, journalism, and film, Mellissa Fung has used her voice to become an advocate for young women and girls victimized by war and terrorism. In support and honor of International Women’s Day, Mellissa joins us in an essential discussion on the realities for women today from Afghanistan to Nigeria and beyond. She offers stories highlighting the power of hope, resilience, and possibility for women in the face of discrimination, conflict, and violence. To learn more about Mellissa and her incredible work, please see the bio below.

We encourage you to share this invitation with your friends and join us next Wednesday March 6th at 11am ET / 3pm GMT. Click here to register and receive the call link!


Mellissa Fung is a veteran journalist, best-selling author, and award-winning filmmaker. Her latest book, Between Good and Evil: The Stolen Girls of Boko Haram, debuted on the Canadian best-seller list for non-fiction in April 2023. Her first feature documentary, Captive, premiered in 2021 and has won several major awards. Fung has traveled the world producing original documentaries for Al Jazeera International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), and TVO, among others. She covered the war in Afghanistan as a field correspondent for the CBC, leading to her best-selling first book, Under an Afghan Sky, which chronicled her experience as a hostage after she was kidnapped while on assignment in Kabul in 2008. Since leaving the network, Fung has focused on human rights reporting, returning to Afghanistan again and again to continue reporting on the challenges that continue to exist there, particularly for women and children. In addition to Al Jazeera, her work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post, The Walrus, The Toronto Star, TRT, CNN, and PBS. Her numerous awards include the Gracie Award, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association award, and the New York Festivals Gold and Silver awards. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York.