Hend Saqawa – Women Deliver
2020

Hend Saqawa

  • Age: 21
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In a world filled with love/hate, hope/despair, truth/lies, honor/shame, rights/wrongs it a must for everyone to write their own story, build their personalities, and to listen to their own voices regardless of the noises surrounding them. And for those who can't, it's our responsibility to make it a reality for everyone.

- Hend Saqawa

Bio

Hend Saqawa was born and raised in Egypt. She is currently working toward a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Sohag University. Hend is a member of Gheith Blood Donation and Health Awareness Team at Sohag University, volunteer Math Teacher at Resala, and Co-founder of Ahl-Allah team.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

Seeing women in my community starting to believe that you are born less than men and accepting our current situation is what opened my eyes and held me responsible for opening their eyes to the truth as well.

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

I made a decision to start giving the fifth grade class that I teach additional discussions in class about empowering women and self-love. One of my girls told me that she stood before her teacher at school, and when he told them that girls could not do math, she told him that girls could do anything. In a community like this, seeing them raising their voices is the win. Sometimes the smallest things can mean the world.

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

I enjoy playing basketball, table tennis, and Rubik’s cube. I love making 2D Animation and cartooning as well.

Languages Spoken:

  • Arabic (Advanced/Native)
  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • German (Elementary)
  • Mandarin Chinese (Elementary)

Speaks On:

  • adolescent mental health
  • parenting style effects on childhood development

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • First aid training for emergencies and life-threatening crises
  • Women2Women America International Leadership Program
  • UWC - International Biosphere Stewardship Program

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