Tram Thi Bich Pham
- Age: 31
- | She/her/hers
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Each of us is of one kind. We are here to contribute to the beauty and goodness in the world in different ways. Believe in ourselves, thrive harder, cultivate our potentials, search for opportunities, and never give up. Together, we can make the world into a better place.
- Tram Thi Bich Pham
Tram Thi Bich Pham is originally from Vietnam and currently lives in Sweden to pursue her Ph.D. in economics at Uppsala University. Her research focus is mental health and its effects on economic and life outcomes. Tram is a Wedu Rising Star and mentor, Peer Health Educator Coordinator at the Asian University for Women, Data Analysis volunteer at HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh, Research Assistant for a Ford Foundation project, and Writing Consultant at the Writing Center at the Asian University for Women.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Being a female in a small town in Vietnam, I have observed different forms and shapes of gender discrimination. Growing up, I always attempted to fight against this inequality through education because I believe in women's potential.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
As a Women Deliver Small Grantee, I am conducting a project aiming at reducing mental disorders prevalence and suicidal behaviours among teenagers by incorporating mental well-being education into secondary schools in Vietnam. Previously, I held weekly basic trainings for Vietnamese and Burmese rural women about personal finance. This project has provided around 50 rural women with basic concepts about financial independence, which directly influence the securities, living status, and educational level of their own and families.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
In my free time, I love performing arts (writing poems, painting and dancing), practicing yoga, reading, and traveling.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Vietnamese (Advanced/Native)
- Chinese (Intermediate)
- Swedish (Elementary)
- mental health
- women and migration opportunities and challenges
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- U.S. – ASEAN Women’s Leadership Academy Diploma
- ASEANs In Today’s World (Japan-Vietnam) Certificate
- The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) in Hong Kong Diploma
- Asian University for Women Fellowship
- Wedu Rising Star