Women's Empowerment
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Women's empowerment is a crucial part of healthy societies. Many Fellows are working to support and protect vulnerable women through projects to combat gender-based violence, enhance maternal health, and provide educational and employment opportunties.

Women's empowerment is a crucial part of healthy societies. Many Fellows are working to support and protect vulnerable women through projects to combat gender-based violence, enhance maternal health, and provide educational and employment opportunties.

Looking Further

Sarah Penchyna of Looking Further will provide public high school students in Pachuca, Mexico, with tools to develop a 'life project,' documenting their skills, capabilities and economic scope in order to develop and achieve their short and long-term goals, as well as explore the ways that teenage pregnancy can impact those goals.

Sisterwork

Luisa Reyes is launching Sisterwork in New Jersey to inspire young women's leadership in her community. Utilizing design-thinking, creative expression, and social-emotional learning, Sisterwork will help young women engage with their communities to discover new possibilities, connect with role models, and gain early-career experiences.

Luisa Reyes

Luisa Sophia Reyes is a Davis Scholar majoring in Economics at Wellesley College. She is the Founder of Sisterwork, a young women’s leadership and career development program to empower economic mobility in New Brunswick, NJ. She brings experience in start-up business development, non-profit program coordination, and development of new initiatives to support her work and team at Sisterwork. She draws inspiration from her life experiences, community and passion to create tools, spaces and stronger systems that empower women and youth.

Kawsar Muuse

Kawsar Muuse is psychology major student at the American University of Beirut. Muuse is from Somaliland, a country which is a self-declared state but international not recognize yet. Muuse is a humanitarian activist and entrepreneur who wants to lift needy people in her community. After her graduation, Muuse worked with two organization, Taakulo Somaliland Community and Abaarso School of Science and Technology. In addition, Muuse started a campaign called Make an Orphan Happy and Belonged, which organizes fun days for orphans in her village twice a year.

Ubah Ali

Ubah Ali is social activist and feminist from Somaliland, an internationally unrecognized country. She graduated from Abaarso School 2015, Miss Hall's 2016, and currently doing her Bachelor degree in Politics and Human Rights at American University of Beirut. At the age of 18, Ali has started her own organization in 2015 called Rajo:Hope for Somaliland Community, which educates orphans and Somali unprivileged students.

Claudette Igiraneza

Claudette Igiraneza,22, is a young Rwandan social activist and social entrepreneur. Claudette is a graduate of Bridge2Rwanda, a highly competitive gap year program that assists talented African students attend international colleges and return to lead their country. Claudette is currently in her 3rd year pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental health and doing minors in public health and anthropology at the American University of Beirut.

Susan Hilda Lokolimoe

Susan studies Social work and Social administration at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She co-founded Girls Alive Uganda with classmates Suzan Mutoni and Marion Apio to address the lack of sanitary materials for vulnerable girls in Tororo District, Uganda.

Suzan Mutoni

Suzan is an undergraduate student of Environmental Health Sciences at Makerere University School of Public Health. She is the Project coordinator of the Girls Alive Project, an initiative that breaks the major barrier to girl child education through making reusable sanitary towels and teaching menstrual hygiene. She is also the head of the Public Health Department of the BRAC Scholars’ alumni. A platform that was created to establish give back avenues through which students can solve pressing health challenges in their home areas.

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