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Yasmine Sherif is the Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW). A lawyer specialized in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (LL.M), she has over 30 years of experience with the United Nations and international NGOs. 

Ms. Sherif has served in some of the most crisis-affected areas of the world, including Afghanistan and the Middle East, the Balkans, Cambodia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan. She has also led teams in New York and Geneva – from where she continues to conduct regular missions to countries affected by armed conflicts, forced displacement, climate-induced disasters and other crises.

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DON’T CHALLENGE THE HUMANITY OF 75 MILLION CHILDREN IN CONFLICTS AND DISASTERS
Op-Eds
Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait On the commemoration of the Human Rights Day on 10 December, let us remember the 75 million children whose humanity is challenged in crisis-affected countries around the globe. These children have a face, an identity and a name. Farida in Afghanistan, Akello in...
Investing in Our Shared Humanity
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Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait- 24 September 2017 World leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York this past week. At the 72nd General Assembly, renewed calls were made for our universal values that laid the foundation for the United Nations. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development...
A Message From the Fund’s Director
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Dear Friends of the Fund, Firstly, I want to extend my gratitude for the warm welcome I’ve received since joining the fund. I have been fortunate to meet with many of you during my initial months. Dedicated education colleagues in Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan & Uganda, committed donors, heads of UN...

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Resolutions are just tiny steps. To make them a reality requires Action. Until it becomes action on the ground, those words mean very little. Not until you help that child to access a safe, quality education have you actually achieved the result.

Yasmine Sherif, ECW Director