Fatima Sator – Women Deliver
2020

Fatima Sator

  • Age: 30
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Regardless of your gender, origins, background, or religion, everyone should be a feminist. It is an idea that has no boundaries, no religion, or socio-economic background. Without gender equality, we won't achieve a functional society that gives everyone the opportunity to thrive.

- Fatima Sator

Bio

Fatima Sator is originally from Algeria and currently lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She received a Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2018. As a Public Information Officer for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Fatima acts as the spokesperson for the ICRC in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which includes external relations, giving interviews, responding to press requests, publishing press releases, and ensuring international visibility to the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Additionally, she is a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

I was born in Algeria, and I grew up knowing that my brother had more rights than me. Society gave him more opportunities, and I had to fight for mine. When I proclaimed myself as a feminist, I was told that it was a Western concept. I think it is universal. I have seen the negative effects of patriarchy in my society, within my own family, and in conflict zones. I strongly believe that no fair and equal world will be possible without gender equality.

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

I spoke to the Trusteeship Council in the UN in New York to tell the story of feminism in the United Nations. Very few know that it is thanks to women from Latin America that the UN Charter has inscribed equal rights for women and men. This story had been forgotten. Thanks to my advocacy work, now it is recognized. There is a movie about this work, children books, and this story is now included in the "I know gender" mandatory course for all UN Women staff.

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

Yoga, swimming, running, reading, and watching classical movies.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • French (Advanced/Native)
  • Arabic (Intermediate)
  • Spanish (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • origins of feminism in the United Nations
  • improving humanitarian response with gender equality and community engagement
  • toxic masculinity and patriarchy

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Public Speaking TED Training
  • Graphic Design Certificate
  • School of Oriental and African Studies' Impact Fund

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