April 4, 2018

Nancy Herz

Nancy Herz of Norway, 21, is a human rights activist, columnist, public speaker and co-author of the book, “Shameless,” which was published in Norway in October 2017.  Together with other Norwegian activists, Nancy started the #Shameless movement—which aims to tackle negative social control and the consequences of growing up in a shame-honor culture.  She advocates for freedom hopes to inspire other girls and women to free themselves from constrictive gender roles set for them.  The principles of anti-racism and feminism are at the core of all her work and she believes that young people must claim their rights and work together for the world they want to live in.  Nancy been an activist with Amnesty International since 2011 and is now a deputy member of the board in Norway.  Additionally, she is a student of Law and Sociology and works full-time as an organizational advisor at the Association of NGOs in Norway—the umbrella organization for the voluntary sector in Norway.  In 2016, Nancy was a recipient of the Freedom of Expression Tribute award. 

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