As I sat down to reflect and digest the insights and emotions of the past days, the words below flowed from my fingertips. They fall short of capturing the depth and magnitude of all that I observed and learned. I know this one will be with me for a long time and I’m deeply grateful that I was part of it.
An investment banker speaking openly about his spiritual practice.
A young woman finding the courage to give voice to her experience as victim of sex-traffickers.
Her truth and her tears witnessed in the respectful silence held by 600 people.
A graceful queen celebrating achievements of the next generation.
A formidable European politician with African headgear.
A Jedi Master disguised as a French pixie.
A blessing from the pope.
Digital tools, social media and postcards as weapons of benevolent transformation.
Business leaders, fashion experts and data wizards joining forces to clean the global supply chain from slavery.
A Mother calling time on extremism.
Lawyers joining brains, hands and hearts to step in where outdated legal systems and careless enforcement fall short of protecting the vulnerable ones.
A geophysicist as unlikely protector of a traumatized community.
Women and men from all 5 continents.
All determined to be agents of change.
All determined to take action for the wellbeing of women and men everywhere, regardless of culture, religion or colour.
Many coming with questions, some finding answers, some receiving healing.
Friendships being renewed, alliances forged, inspirations exchanged.
Seeds being planted, ideas raised, intentions set.
In a cauldron filled with strength and compassion, with beauty and wisdom, with integrity …..and also sweetness.
Putting the rule of law behind women’s rights
Is so much more than just a business case.
In honour and appreciation of the Trust Women Conference 2015
Judith, 20 November 2015