Tamadhur (Tam) Abukhamadah
- Age: 26
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If health professionals provided reliable information to women about their health, from family planning to abortion, it would change their lives, and maybe save them. Education will allow us to overcome social and cultural barriers based solely on myths and to lead much healthier lives.
- Tamadhur (Tam) Abukhamadah
Tamadhur (Tam) Abukhamadah was born and raised in Libya. She received a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Benghazi in 2019. Tam is a member of The Standing Committee on Reproductive Health, Supervisor at Make Readers Organization, member of Al-Kafif Association, which helps visually impaired university students take their finals, and volunteer at The Medical And Family Association.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
I grew up in a house filled with girls, and my parents taught me that education must come first. I've been to a girls-only school, and I've had a lot of friends who never made it to graduation because they've dropped out of school due to marriage and unplanned pregnancies.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
After finishing the SheCodes boot camp, they asked to me join the team as a content writer. I was flattered because what I know about writing I've learned on my own from extensive reading. To use my love for writing in an organization that empowers women is enormous.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading! I haven't been to many places and can count the times I have left home on only one hand, but sometimes it feels like I have been everywhere. I also love to write.
- Arabic (Advanced/Native)
- English (Advanced/Native)
- contraception and menstrual hygiene access for women in refugee camps
- effects of forced marriage and unplanned pregnancies among girls and young women
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- University of Benghazi's Top Student (2017-2019)
- Top 15 High School Students in Libya (2013)
- International Women's Health and Human Rights by Stanford University on Coursera
- Becoming a Changemaker: Introduction to Social Innovation by University of Cape Town on Coursera
- Leadership Strategies for Women by The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy on LinkedIn
- The Data Science of Healthcare, Medicine, and Public Health on LinkedIn
- Understanding The Rights of Girls and Women by Young African Leaders Initiative