- Age: 31
- | Grant Recipient
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Nana Abuelsoud is passionate about understanding systematic and structural obstacles that hinder access to knowledge and resources.
Nana was born and raised in Egypt. She completed a Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Course by the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research and received a bachelor’s degree Linguistics from Ain Shams University. As a Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Advocacy Officer at Ikhtyar Feminist Collective, she is responsible for community building, content creation, translation, researching, fundraising, strategy, and annual planning.
Since becoming a Young Leader, Nana is proud her World Contraception Day Ambassador (WCDA) grant accentuated her interest in research, resulting in her hypothesis being selected by the Arab Families Working Group, a partnership between American University in Cairo and the University of California in Davis, allowing her to expand her sample size. The grant also has allowed her to be recognized internationally as an SRHR advocate representing Egypt. Additionally, Nana credits the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program with expanding her knowledge of international advocacy spaces.
To her, “meaningful youth engagement” means having youth at the planning phase of every endeavor and not just assigning them roles.
In her free time, Nana enjoys reading.