Acclaimed rights activists from El Salvador, India and Uganda have been elected to serve as co-chairs of GCAP's Global Council and help lead the world's largest civil society network focused on inequality and poverty eradication.
Richard Ssewakiryanga - executive director of a large NGO forum, chairperson of the Uganda Land Alliance and president of the East Africa Civil Society Forum – was elected to his first term as co-chair by acclamation at the GCAP Global Assembly in Johannesburg.
Amitabh Behar, convenor of India's Wada Na Todo Abhiyan, and Marta Benavides, an outspoken advocate for people and planet, were re-elected at the assembly to serve second terms.
We know that Mandela – Madiba as he was called in his beloved country - is alive in all that we do, in the way we decide to live, lives dedicated to the well being of all and the care of Mother Earth.
His soft and tender smile, the peaceful semblance of his face, are here to stay, as we walk the paths we are called to walk, if we choose to live them in the way he did - in humbleness, in the magnificent magnanimity of caring deeply, intentionally and sincerely.
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