This WwB Open House Talks, entitled ‘How safe are women around the globe?’ brings together Diana Joseph and Billy Batware in a conversation on the safety challenges women are facing in today’s world, from domestic violence and violence extremism to human and drug trafficking. Recent women-led protests in India, Venezuela, Lebanon, and beyond illustrate that civil society and female coalitions are the heartbeat needed for change. Diana and Billy discuss the importance of building a female-led security architecture as a strong force in violence prevention efforts.
Managing Trustee of Fourth Wave Foundation, Diana started her career in the Development Sector with Action Aid and has over 10 years of experience working with international organisations like UNESCO.
Billy Batware works for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) where he is responsible for transnational organized crime projects.