- Age: 30
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Our generation should make it our mission to ensure that we change the narrative when it comes to provision of SRHR information and services for all, especially for girls and women and other vulnerable groups. We must give them a seat at the table. If not, we will never achieve true gender equality and build a better world.
- Sara Scott
Sara Scott was born and raised in Guyana. She received a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2017. As a Medical Officer at Georgetown Public Hospital, Sara works as a doctor in the orthopedic surgery department. As a volunteer and Chair of the Finance Committee at SRHR Adventures, she participates in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) projects, media appearances, education and awareness activities, helps manage the group’s finances, and look for grant opportunities. Sara is also a mentor and Regional Coordinator for Central and South America at the Knowles Educational Charitable Trust for International Leadership Programme.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
In addition to my experiences, and seeing the ones of women around me, Patricee Douglas and Akola Thompson changed my views about lending my voice to the cause, especially as a medical practitioner. Both are passionate about their beliefs and believe in empowerment through education. They didn't sit and wait for others to do something; they got up and acted.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
While I am involved in various projects that deal with SRHR issues, especially when it comes to family planning and women's health issues, one of my biggest wins was being the project lead for the #ComfortWithEveryDrop Sanitary Pad Drive. This project seeks to provide feminine hygiene products to girls and women who may not have access to them, as well as engage the public in meaningful conversations about topics such as hygiene and proper use and disposal of sanitary pads and shatter taboos surrounding women’s menstrual health. It was empowering to see the shift in the girls I interacted with from being ashamed to being proud of being female.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading, watching my favorite shows, and sports.
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