- Age: 21
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We, young people, have the full potential in eradicating poor health care, poverty, conflict and violence, climate change, and all forms of discrimination against girls and women around the world. Let us work together to build a safe and sustainable world for our future generation.
- Tara Moses
Tara Moses was born and raised in Saint Lucia. She received an associate’s degree in business administration from Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in 2019. Tara is a volunteer at volunteer Saint Lucia, President and Co-founder of Empowering Our Women St. Lucia, and volunteer at Girls of a Feather.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
For many years I've stood back and monitored the mass demography of girls and women who fell prey to gender-based violence and sexual assault in St. Lucia. Numerous survivors for years have never had the voice to speak up against gender-based violence or have gotten the mandatory help or assistance needed for them to recuperate from such a traumatic experience. This observation helped ignite a passion that had stood dormant for years, and now I finally have the zeal and determination to advocate and raise awareness for survivors of gender-based violence and sexual assault.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
The #metooslu movement was one of my first big wins. It raised an unexpected amount of recognition and awareness for survivors of sexual assault in Saint Lucia, allowing them to open up and share their experiences. My second big win was the "Lets talk about menstrual hygiene" seminar. This seminar educated impoverished girls between the ages of 13 to 19 on menstrual hygiene and the menstrual cycle. At the end of the seminar, all 20 girls left with an enormous amount of knowledge on the female reproductive organs and menstrual cycle, as well as a menstrual hygiene kit.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
In my free time, I usually take the opportunity to study a new language, catch up with a television series or movie, read a handful of self development and entrepreneurial books, listen to music, volunteer with local NGOs, and learn a new skill.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- French (Intermediate)
- Spanish (Elementary)
- youth and women empowerment through education and development
- period poverty among marginalized young women
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Certification in International Women's Health and Human Rights from Stanford University