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A world in which people do not have equal access to opportunities to live their fullest potentials is not only an unjust world but also one we should aspire to change at every structural level.
- Iheb Jemel
Iheb Jemel was born and raised in Tunisia. He is working toward his medical degree at the Medical University of Monastir. Iheb has been a part of The International Federation of Medical Students Associations, most recently as Director of the Standing Committee on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS, and previously as a Regional Assistant for the Eastern Mediterranean Region. He also served as an Officer on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS with Associa-Med Tunisia.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
What first ignited my pursuit for gender equality came from the first realizations of inequality. I realized that many opportunities, or even day-to-day activities, that I did not have to think twice about as a man were not as granted for women within the same societal norms.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I was IFMSA's Director on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including HIV and AIDS for the term 18-19. During my term, I took part in a joint IFMSA and Ipas study research on building a new generation of comprehensive abortion providers. I also took part of the federation's gender representation strategy, aiming at assessing gender representation in different leadership positions on the international and national level within the federation in order to adopt gender responsive policies to ensure the accurate gendered dynamics for global health.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Music, TV shows, and reading online articles.
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