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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 22 year old Youth Activist from Casablanca, Morocco, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. She is one of 8 winners of the Global Feminist Pitch 2021 at Heinrich Böll Stiftung and is the founder of Concealed Narratives, a local youth-led initiative empowering women and girls and amplifying marginalized voices in Morocco. She is also a Youth Fellow at the International Monetary Fund, a Starling Collective Fellow, the Country Coordinator of Morocco at the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning, a Moroccan delegate at Ubuntu United Nations, an Alumna at the Swedish Institute’s Leader Lab and a Team Leader at the Digital Advocacy Lab, as well as a Contributor to the Common Future Conversations at Chatham House.
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.
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- Spanish (Intermediate)