- Age: 28
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A profound change is needed in our society and we, young people, must fight for a gender-equal world where we respect each other and the planet, everyone has the same opportunities, and sexual and reproductive health and rights are accessible to all.
- Noëmi Grütter
Noëmi Grütter is a passionate intersectional feminist activist and campaigner working in the intersection of gender justice, climate justice and social justice. She is the Co-Coordinator of the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action responsible for Advocacy. She worked several years on SRHR specifically safe abortion, with Amnesty International, UNFPA Rwanda, Equipop and as the Co-President of Sexual Health Switzerland and a Youth Sexual Awareness For Europe IPPF member. Next to these engagements she is a DJ spreading feminist messages in night clubs and festivals.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
I have always questioned the world critically and have quickly realized that I disagree with much of what happens in this world. I grew up with evidence that women and men could have equal rights. However, early on, I observed that this was not yet the case in our society, which I simply could not understand. That ignited the pursuit to establish exactly these equal opportunities for everyone.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I founded the first youth network fighting for SRHR in Switzerland. With this youth network, we organized and implemented a nationwide campaign for holistic sexual education with street actions, videos, and events. It brought the issue of comprehensive sex education onto the political agenda.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
My biggest passion next to SRHR advocacy is DJing and dancing (hip hop, contemporary, ballet) and everything related to culture, especially photography. I'm dancing the nights away with my friends on weekends, behind the decks and in front of the decks.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- French (Advanced/Native)
- German (Advanced/Native)
- Spanish (Intermediate)
- Arabic (Elementary)
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action (2021)