- Age: 24
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There’s never been a greater time in history for reaching out to millions of people around the world. And one of the best ways we can make a difference is to inspire others to join us as we seek to turn the tables. Not only should we teach other young people about important issues, but we must encourage them to teach others too.
- Imane Lakbachi
Imane Lakbachi is a 24-year-old indigenous youth and gender equality advocate with a background in Computer Science. She is the Director of Network Engagement at IYAFP, the Founder and Executive Director of Concealed Narratives, a youth-led initiative using digital advocacy and storytelling to raise awareness around women and girls issues in Morocco. Imane is one of the Co-chairs of the Digital Experience Sub-Committee at PMNCH, a Young Leader at Women Deliver, a Youth Fellow at the IMF and the Moroccan Delegate at Fora’s Global Summit 2022. In July 2022, Imane won the Diana Award; the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social and humanitarian work. She is a Swedish Institute Leader Lab and Giving Tuesday Starling Collective Alumna. Imane is incredibly passionate about sustainable development and is working with international NGOs, civil society organizations, foundations, and the private sector on SRHRJ, gender equality, and meaningful adolescent and youth engagement.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
What ignited my pursuit for gender equality was the first women's rights movement that was held July 19–20, 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York. I always considered Elizabeth Cady Stanton as a role model.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
One of my biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality was when I was able to set up a mentoring program, enabling local women who can read and write to register to volunteer to teach women who can't read and write on a one-to-one or small community group basis.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy reading, traveling, and going to the movies.
- Arabic (Advanced/Native)
- English (Advanced/Native)
- French (Advanced/Native)
- Spanish (Beginner)
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Diana Award (2022)
- Moroccan Delegate at Fora (2022)
- IMF Youth Fellowship (2021)
- Global Feminist Pitch Winner (2021)
- NASA Space Apps Challenge National Winner (2019)