2018

Wiem (Weema) Askri

Weema Askri is passionate about empowering the LGBT+ community in Tunisia and Africa, and raising awareness about their issues.

Weema was born and raised in Tunisia. At Virtual University of Tunisia, they are currently studying Management. As Co-chair and on the Board of Directors at African Queer Youth Initiative, they are responsible for initiating and leading the strategic planning process of the African Queer Youth Initiative, and facilitating and directing activities. As an advocate, Weema is proud to have inspired younger generations inspired in getting engaged in the LGBT+ cause.

To Weema, “meaningful youth engagement” means the dedication, commitment, and ambitions to a brighter future.

In their free time, Weema enjoys writing (they just started writing their own book!), hiking, and extreme sport activities with friends and loved ones.

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