Nguyen Phuong Linh Le
- Age: 23
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Realizing that the information people have access to on comprehensive sexuality education topics is sometimes false and incomplete, we, young people, look forward to giving out the most accurate and critically-acclaimed information with our credible sources and experience in the field. Each person's joint effort will bring about the achievements in the whole society.
- Nguyen Phuong Linh Le
Nguyen Phuong Linh Le was born and raised in Vietnam. She is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in international trade and business law from Hanoi Law University. She is a National Coordinator of Y-PEER Vietnam, a management board member of Vietnam Youth Advisory Group, a member of CCIHP Youth Leadership Program, an organizational member of Social Innovative Warehouse Program, and a member of The Moot Club Hanoi.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
It was when I realized being a woman means I have to fight by myself for every second to grab my opportunities, to make my decisions, and to protect my health. It was the day I was told that moral beliefs do not matter as much as having a son. It was the day I understood the deep prejudice from my grandparents against my mother just because she gave birth to “only” two daughters. Since then, I decided to step out and raise my little voice to protect girls and women in the same situation as me, my mother, and my sister.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
As an advocate and a coordinator of Y-PEER Vietnam, I have managed to focus our organization’s current approach to advocate SRHR for young people in online and offline channels has been quite successful. With the online campaign, we are able to keep an amount of audience (nearly 2,000 followers on our page) and conduct a series of offline sessions on five major topics (sexual violence, abortion, consents, CSE, and contraceptive methods). We are also involved in the process of developing youth law with the Vietnamese government, showing the authority community, evidence-based facts and recommending the Draft of Youth Laws. This has helped us get closer to the dream that young people can be involved actively with advocacy to fight for their rights and their health.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I have interests in exploring and applying artworks such as paintings and animation, as well as art performances such as storytelling techniques, visual performance, and plays.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Vietnamese (Advanced/Native)
- CSE for adolescents
- youth-friendly health services for young women
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Speaker at “Human Library” event organized by Vietnam United Nation Volunteer Country Office for International Volunteer Day Celebration (2019)
- Youth Representative of Vietnam National Conference on Sex, Health, and Society (2019)
- Vietnam Youth Representative at The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promises (2019)
- Trainee of Netherlands Embassy and CCIHP program enhancing youth leadership capability in SRHR (2019)
- Fellowship from Netherlands Embassy and CCIHP program enhancing youth leadership capability in SRHR (2019)
- Y-PEER National Training for Trainers conducted by Y-PEER Vietnam (2018)