- Age: 19
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Young people must work together by building movements and networks that are representative and inclusive so that no one is left behind. Let us create, claim, and influence our spaces.
- Liz Lum
Liz Lum is a teenage feminist activist interested in gender equality, freedom of expression and inclusive societies. She has been at the forefront of fighting for the rights of girls for more than five years now. Liz is a Global Fund for Women Adolescent Girl Advisor and Common Action for Gender Development Cameroon board member.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Growing up as a young girl, I was always taught a man has the right to education and healthcare, but when I looked around me, girls and women had neither of these. I grew older and understood that the problem was patriarchy and the overly marginalized girls and women have no voice. I then decided to be a voice for the voiceless. I was born to be a gender activist.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
One of my biggest wins was being selected as an adolescent girl advisor with Global Fund for Women. I applied for that position because of the cause for gender equality. I count this as a big win because through the organization, I will be able to reach girl-led groups, movements, and organizations all over the world through provision of funds and access to resources to execute developmental projects. This is also an opportunity to learn, connect, and work with other board members toward SDG17.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy reading, visiting new places, especially places with swimming pools, and just having some me time.
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