Arwa Elnour – Women Deliver
2020

Arwa Elnour

  • Age: 25
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To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful, and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. “Lean in, Break Out, Take over"

- Arwa Elnour

Bio

Arwa Elnour was born and raised in Sudan. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in sustainable development at Ahfad University For Women. As a Translator for 29 Institution for Content Creation, Arwa translates a variety of documents including literary, research, technical, scientific, educational and commercial materials. As Co-founder of Sudanese Women Empowerment, she is responsible for fundraising, working as a third party between the initiative and any external interested participants, and helping solve the education problems of girls in targeted communities.

Additionally, Arwa is a volunteer with the Renal Failure Patients Initiative, volunteer with the Education Without Borders Initiative, and volunteer Coordinator at Ahfad University.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

I aim to empower girls and women by focusing on positively developing communication confidence, teamwork, mental health, and motivational skills. I want to empower the vulnerable women who left education for culture or financial issues, to call for more equal environment in term of education, jobs, and other discrimination issues that women suffer from in Sudan, and to stop women from being subordinated to men and have their own integrity and freedom to follow their dreams.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

At our initiative, we aim to build not only the educational side but also the interpersonal skills of women so that they can engage and communicate with the outside world confidently. We aim to build talents such as handcraft, drawing, singing, and writing.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Reading, volunteering, civil work activities, photographing, exploring, and learning.

Languages Spoken:

  • Arabic (Advanced/Native)
  • English (Advanced/Native)

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