- Age: 23
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We cannot live for today but live to ensure that there is a brighter tomorrow. Let's work together towards sustainability through youth action.
- Kristie Duff
Kristie Duff was born and raised in The Cooperative Republic of Guyana. She is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Studies from The University of Guyana. Kristie is President of the University of Guyana’s Eco-Trust Society, Secretary of the International Decade for people of African Descent Youth Committee, volunteer for Guyana’s Responsible Parenthood Association Youth Advocacy Movement, and volunteer for the University of Guyana’s Robotics Club.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Being sheltered as a child, I always dreamed of a world where I would be allowed the same privileges as my brothers. That lack of exposure resulted in me being vulnerable, naive, and insecure. Getting involved enabled me to think independently on issues that directly affected me and ignited my pursuit.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I facilitated a session at the International Decade for People of African Descent Youth Conference. This conference resulted in youths from all across Guyana being engaged, educated, and liberated. I also organized an Awareness Session at The University of Guyana's Turkeyen Campus on Recycling, which increased the knowledge of campus dwellers on how to turn their garbage into craft in an attempt to reduce pollution and garbage buildup.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Some hobbies and activities I enjoy are singing, interacting with my family and friends, and traveling, especially within Guyana.
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