Sara El Outa
- Age: 30
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There is no incapable woman; there is a system that make women disabled from attaining their potentials and dreams.
- Sara El Outa
Sara El Outa is a Gender Equality & Social Inclusion and SRHR Specialist with 10+ years of experience in working and volunteering in the Lebanese and global civic spaces. She is a feminist, civil activist, and human rights defender.
Sara is also RDFL’s vice president, 2022 UN Younga Delegate, 2021 Young Peace Builder at UN Women and Member at Gender Agora Network at UN Women, one of the 2020 Young Global Changers at the Global Solutions Initiative, one of 2020 Women Deliver Young Leaders, Treasurer of the Sweden Alumni Network Lebanon, Lebanon Representative at Athar Network for Community Mobilizing, and a member in my “My Fair Home” Network that advocates for migrant domestic workers rights in Lebanon and globally. Sara has a wide experience in observing the municipal and parliamentary Lebanese elections. She has also participated in most righteous environmental, political, and social protests held in Lebanon and the region.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Living in a system that includes all forms of inequalities including gender inequality drove me to fight and advocate for a better just system where everyone lives their full freedom and rights. Child marriage, sexual abuse and exploitation, social pressure, and infinite stereotypical judgments are just examples of what I have witnessed around me in the communities I lived in. Silence was not a choice in my case. I chose to speak up against all forms of gender inequalities to witness a society free of GBV/SGBV.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
My biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality is to ensure that the systematic barriers are lifted in front of women and girls, and authorities function to strengthen the status of women and girls at all levels.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy traveling to explore new cultures and cities with my friends and/or daughter.
- Arabic (Advanced/Native)
- English (Intermediate)
- French (Elementary)
- Child Marriage in MENA region
- the multifaced crisis in Lebanon and the region and its impact on women and girls
- Arab Women in political sphere
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Graduate of UN WOMEN Young Women Peace Builders Programme (2021)
- Diploma in the Swedish Institute’s Digital Advocacy Lab (2021)
- Diploma in Non Profit Organisation Management (2023)
- Diploma in Data Collection on VAWG – LAU/AIW and University of George Washington (2022)
- Diploma in Training of Coaches on Community Mobilizing (level 3 – Strategic Level) – Ahel Association (2022)