Audrey Au Yong Lyn – Women Deliver

Audrey Au Yong Lyn

  • Age: 31
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Men must be supporting, loving, and, most importantly, see their partners as equal.

- Audrey Au Yong Lyn


Audrey Au Yong Lyn is originally from Singapore and currently lives in Germany. She is working toward a PhD in Economics at The University of Munich. As a Research and Teaching Assistant at Munich Graduate School of Economics, Audrey is responsible for conducting statistical analyses managing large databases using STATA and producing economic research pertaining to demographic, gender, and development economics, with a focus on Mexico. Her current working topics include intra-household decision making, female labor market and educational outcomes, child labor and child marriage, teenage pregnancy, conflict and violence, and structural change. Additionally, Audrey is a Referee at the Review of the Economics of the Household.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

As a Gender Mainstreaming Intern at the United Nations Environment Programme over the summer of 2017, I learned a lot about how women disproportionately bear the brunt of negative economic, climate, or global shocks. Subsequently, I was motivated to partake in efforts that would help to cushion the negative impacts on women during volatile times, which is especially important now due to COVID-19.

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

My PhD research focuses on issues related to child marriage, teenage pregnancy, gender-based violence, and intra-household decision making. Through my research, I have been able to access the impact of policies aimed at reducing gender-based violence, early unions, and adolescent fertility, which has helped guide policymaking, implementation, and planning.

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

Dancing and traveling.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Mandarin (Intermediate)
  • Spanish (Elementary)

Speaks On:

  • child marriage
  • adolescent fertility
  • adolescent pregnancy
  • GBV

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • United Nations Research Institute for Social Policy and Development (UNRISD) Research Fellowship (March-May 2020)
  • Best Student Paper Award by the Australian Gender Economics Workshop (2020)
  • Female Mobility Grant/Scholarship by the German Research Training Group (GRK) (2020)
  • Ph.D. scholarship by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2017-2020)
  • UNEP Gender Mainstreaming Intern (2017)
  • Certificate in Practical Spanish by The University of Western Ontario (2015)

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