UN Women announces new cohort of youth advocates

Date: Monday, December 21, 2020

UN Women’s regional youth network welcomed 47 new members from across the Arab States.

Cairo, Dec 21, 2020 - UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) announced the second cohort of Gender Innovation Agora (GIA) a consultative forum and platform for regular dialogue and advocacy around gender with youth in the Arab States. 47 young leaders from 13 Arab States (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen) were selected for their leadership and demonstrated contribution to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

The GIA is constituted from youth advocates, civil society professionals, business innovators and social media influencers to provide expertise on youth and gender issues, inform innovative solutions and campaigns, encourage the mobilization of young people and facilitate the dissemination of information to networks and organizations around the region.

UN Women’s Regional Director for the Arab States, Susanne Mikhail, welcomed the announcement of the new cohort, remarking that “young people are contributing to innovative solutions, driving social progress and inspiring positive change. UN Women is proud to work with these youth advocates to foster change and make Generation Equality a reality for the Arab States region.”

Selected from over 800 applications, the new GIA members will support efforts to engage young people, feminist movements, civil society and students in the Generation Equality movement to develop initiatives support regional implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

Click here to read more about the Gender Innovation Agora

Selected Candidates for 2021 cohort:

Candidate Name - اسم المتقدم/ة

Country - الدولة

Nidhal Lamraoui

Algeria

Manal harrouche

Algeria

Rania Boublal

Algeria

Dr. Huda Alsahi

Bahrain

Duha Al  Besher

Bahrain

Ahmed Bauomy

Egypt

Samar Mohamed Assem

Egypt

Mavie Maher

Egypt

Safa Harak

Egypt

Rewan Youssif

Egypt

Yousef Sabry

Egypt

Mariam Adel

Egypt

Ahmed Elsayed

Egypt

Nagham Kassem

Egypt

Arez Hussen Ahmed

Iraq

Thakaa  Aljumaily

Iraq

Areen  Alqadi

Jordan

Ibrahim Kollab

Jordan

Zain Kamal Masri

Jordan

Hiba Alshamayleh

Jordan

Aya Mouallem

Lebanon

Martine Zaarour

Lebanon

Sara Shatila

Lebanon

Almoatassam Senoussi

Libya

Sakena Zayed

Libya

Maram Fituri

Libya

Sabrine Imam

Morocco

Rachid lbouchouari

Morocco

Racha Zahira Ammati

Morocco

Yasmine Oubahi

Morocco

Sumaiya Salim Alwahaibi

Oman

Hanin Abu Ghosh

Palestine

Tamara Teebi

Palestine

Izz Aljabari

Palestine

Besan Ouda

Palestine

Muzna Dureid

Syria

Lubna Albadawi

Syria

Zaina Erhaim

Syria

Salam Khalifa

Syria

Malek Abidi

Tunisia

Mohamed Ali Raddaoui

Tunisia

Seifeddine Hajji

Tunisia

Fatima Ezzahra  Maatoug

Tunisia

Ola Alaghbary

Yemen

Anwar Dehaq

Yemen

Ali Khallid Ali

Yemen

Maha Ali

Yemen