Sohanur (Sohan) Rahman – Women Deliver
2020

Sohanur (Sohan) Rahman

  • Age: 25
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The gendered impact of the climate crisis is substantial during and after disasters. I urge young people to meaningfully participate at the decision-making level and encourage boys and men to join the fight to achieve gender equality.

- Sohanur (Sohan) Rahman

Bio

Sohanur (Sohan) Rahman was born and raised in Bangladesh. He received a diploma in engineering from Barisal Polytechnic Institute in 2018. As a Chief Executive of Bangladesh Model Youth Parliament, Sohan prepares new project proposals, facilitates the annual report, and leads intervention for youth development. As Co-founder and Coordinator at YouthNet for Climate Justice, he is responsible for strategic partnership, resource mobilization, and training programs. Sohan is also a Climate Action Network South Asia committee member.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

I want to contribute to gender equality by promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights, climate justice, and ending gender-based violence.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I successfully advocated to stop lowering girls marriageable age on the Child Marriage Restraint Act by mass movement, lobbying, and advocacy.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Writing, reading, and traveling.

Languages Spoken:

  • Bangla (Advanced/Native)
  • English (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • climate and reproductive justice
  • GBV
  • child marriage

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Organisational Development & Alliance by ActionAid Bangladesh
  • Climate Finance Training by BRAC University
  • Disability Development by CDD & CBM
  • Child-centered DRR and Climate by Save the Children
  • Youth for Water and Climate Award by Global Water Partnership
  • Active Citizen by British Council
  • Young Change Maker by MenEngage Alliance
  • Young Fellowship by World Vision Bangladesh
  • Activista by ActionAid Bangladesh

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