Dagmawit (Dagi) Workagegnehu
- Age: 26
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I believe that young people need to be meaningfully engaged in the decisions and actions that are made today, as they are the ones who live with the consequences tomorrow.
- Dagmawit (Dagi) Workagegnehu
Dagmawit (Dagi) Workagegnehu was born and raised in Ethiopia. She is currently working toward a Doctor of Medicine at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital. Dagi is a National Officer on Public Health at the Ethiopian Medical Students Association, Vice President for External Affairs and Local Officer on Public Health at the Ethiopian Medical Students Association, Hawassa local branch, Head of Finance and Financial Coordinator of the Sexual Health Education for Better Awareness Project, and Head of Publication and Editorial Team at the 5th Ethiopian Medical Students Association General Assembly.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Women constitute over half of the world population. That means half of its potential, half of its productivity, and half of its contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. Women who lack skills, suffer abuse, and have limited opportunities cannot contribute to the economy and cannot serve as productive citizens. This is why I advocate for a world that is gender-equal.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
A girl who attended my workshop on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and contraceptive use approached me, as she had an unwanted pregnancy and wanted to have a safe abortion. If it was not for that intimate connection through the advocacy workshop I had created with the student, she may have tried an unsafe abortion method and risked her life. I believe this is a great win.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading, literature, sports, and art.
- Amharic (Advanced/Native)
- English (Advanced/Native)
- French (Elementary)