Basant Mohamed – Women Deliver
2020

Basant Mohamed

  • Age: 31
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Unequal access to opportunities for girls and women to hold leadership positions and develop their competencies continues to oppress women. More women need to be trained on holding leadership positions, and be in leadership positions, to inspire other young girls and women to lead by their example and flourish economies.

- Basant Mohamed

Bio

Basant Mohamed was born and raised in Egypt. She received a Master in Public Health and Health Promotion from Swansea University in 2018. As a Consultant at the World Health Organization, Basant advocates for the importance of evidence-informed policymaking through effective data. As Co-founder and MENA Coordinator at Migport, an online refugee knowledge sharing Q&A platform that uses the power of youth and the technological advancement of big data analytics in creating healthier and more inclusive environments for refugees in the MENA region and Turkey, she plans to use technology to advance refugee women’s health, including their sexual and reproductive health.

Additionally, Basant is a Facilitator of Dialogue volunteer at Soliya, an online platform connecting youth from Eastern and Western societies to encourage them to dialogue together as a tool toward world peace.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

Volunteering as a public health professional, I connected to women’s surrender to their societal subordination leading them to subordinate their health. It was through this experience that I connected to our shared subordination in my society, deciding to have an active role for myself and for women in my community.

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

My biggest win was when women from patriarchal societies in Egypt volunteered to join the work we’re performing to advance women’s health.

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

Traveling, exploring historical and cultural sites and events, connecting with new people, indulging in various recreational activities, working out, reading, dancing and trying new cuisines.

Languages Spoken:

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

Speaks On:

  • women's engagement in sports
  • FGM/C
  • the role of big data to create inclusive environments for refugees in host countries

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