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Women are the agents of change, and without involving them, it is impossible to achieve sustainable development goals. We, young people, are energetic when it come to designing innovative ideas and solutions and have every right to be involved in decision making.
- Peter Mndalasini
Peter Mndalasini was born and raised in Malawi. He received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from University of Livingstonia in 2017. Peter is a SRHR volunteer at International Youth Alliance for Family Planning Malawi, volunteer ambassador at Tobacco Harm Reduction Malawi, volunteer ambassador at Maphunziro 265, and volunteer at Junior Chamber International.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Working as a volunteer in a rural area helped me realize that women are the agents of change as far as development is concerned, but most people are not aware of this. We need to advocate and mobilize our communities to involve women in decision making.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
In 2017, I took part in a Tunaweza social media campaign with the main purpose of promoting the lives of girls in different communities. This campaign raised awareness about educating young girls.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Listening to music, social media, and meeting new people.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- barriers to young people's access to SRH services
- male engagement in ending GBV
- promoting menstrual hygiene access in rural areas
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- African Youth Corner Leadership Program (2019)
- Girl Center Design from Philanthropy University
- Understanding the Rights of Girls and Women by Young Leaders African Initiative
- Human-Centered Design and Asset Based Community Development from CorpsAfrica
- Adolescent Mental Health from College of Medicine