October 11, 2018
Former Shelter City guest Irwin becomes a One Young World Peace Ambassador
Irwin is a human rights defender from Burundi and a former Shelter City guest. He has been selected to participate in One Young World Summit as a Peace Ambassador.
Irwin advocates for the rights of LGBTIQ+ persons and sex workers in Africa at the local and regional level. His work gained great recognition worlwide.
He was a member of the advisory board of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship. In 2016 he edited “Walking the Tightrope: Poetry and Prose by LGBTQ Writers from Africa”, a poetry anthology that seeks to challenge and engage individuals and institutions that consider homosexuality immoral. He was included in the global list of fiveFilms4freedom 2016 by the British Council, a list of inspiring people that promote the rights of LGBTIQ+ communities worldwide.
Irwin was selected as Peace Ambassador for the 2018 edition of the One Young World Summit, which will take place in The Hague in October.
The One Young World Summit is a global forum that brings together world leaders and young talents from NGOs, universities and other organizations. Young innovators have the chance to share ideas to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.