Giovanna Basso – Women Deliver
2020

Giovanna Basso

  • Age: 20
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We, youngsters, are not only the future but also the present, and we will only create our change when we exchange ideas and solutions. Our voices are not only valid but necessary. So be audacious and speak up. Let the world tremble with your voice.

- Giovanna Basso

Bio

Giovanna Basso was born and raised in Brazil. She is currently attending School of the Nations. Giovanna is a Latin American representative for the Global Fund for Women’s Adolescent Girls Advisory Council and Founder and President of School of the Nations’ Girl Up club.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

I come from a family of only women, and when my male cousin was born, all of the sexism present in my world became apparent. From an early age, he was not allowed to drink from my pink cup or brush his teeth with Barbie toothpaste. Belittling femininity is not equality.

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

Nations Girl Up was the first Girl Up club in Brasilia, and despite the many objections to it, more people started to reach out to us, demonstrating the hidden need to discuss sexism and feminism. Talking to people is the only way to solve global issues. Nations Girl Up opened the doors for many discussions and unity between women and, consequently, men.

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

In my spare time, I like to read. I’m a proud bookworm, and my favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I like to go on walks by myself while listening to my favorite KPop songs (#proudarmy). I also enjoy swimming and writing plays. I have a small obsession with diplomacy and politics.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Portuguese (Advanced/Native)
  • Spanish (Advanced/Native)

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