Dagmawit (Dagi) Workagegnehu – Women Deliver

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2020

Dagmawit (Dagi) Workagegnehu

  • Age: 28
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Advocacy is needed to bring attention now to the far reaching consequences of climate change on youth reproductive health so decisions can be made now with an eye towards long-term solution.

- Dagmawit (Dagi) Workagegnehu

Bio

Dr. Dagmawit is a passionate young doctor and Rise Up Youth Champion from Ethiopia. She is a founder of Safer-SRHR , an initiative dedicated to enable young people access sexual and reproductive health education. With this project she strives for an improved reproductive health in Ethiopia and make sexual health education accessible for all. She also believes in advocating for the impacts of climate change on reproductive health care. As a healthcare professional , she sees firsthand how environmental degradation can affect peoples’ access to care, and is committed to raising awareness of these issues. She has devoted her time and energy towards studying the connection between climate change and SRHR, stressing the need for better education and research in this vital area. With her background, she continues to use her influence to ensure a healthier future for generations to come.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

For me, seeing the disparities in terms of education and access to resources for women and girls is what ignites my pursuit for gender equality. It's about recognizing the dangers of gender inequality and striving to eliminate the systemic barriers that keep women from reaching their full potential. There is no greater injustice than denying basic human rights on the basis of someone's gender. I am committed to doing my part to create a world where all people can thrive without discriminations.

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

One of my biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality is helping create a safe, empowering environment where all women are encouraged to speak out, share their stories openly and support each other on their journey. I've also been involved in facilitating grassroots workshops and training sessions that build capacity around challenging gendered norms, rights and responsibilities within diverse settings. This has included both local and international organizations, ranging from universities to workplaces. Finally, I have worked with the media and other forms of communication outlets (social media) to help raise awareness around gender inequality issues.

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

Outside of my SRHR-related work, I enjoy reading, going for walks in nature, connecting with friends and family. I also love cooking ,reading, travelling to new places and engaging in activities that help me stay creative.