September 27, 2015
Written by Julia Wiklander, Girls' Globe
This post originally appeared on Girls’ Globe’s website here. Reposted with permission.
Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to enter a room full of young leaders at the Women Deliver office in New York City. They are passionate activists and changemakers from Benin, Egypt, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and the USA. Entering the room, I listened in on their strong conversation about feminism, gender equality, intersectionality, the United Nations and invisible barriers to global leadership. These young leaders work in various ways to change and empower their own communities through strengthening sexual and reproductive health and rights, fighting for gender justice, supporting economic empowerment and more.
I took the chance to ask these inspirational individuals two quick questions.
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