- Age: 27
- | She/her/hers
Country of Origin:
Country of Residence:
The future is now. Let youth take on leadership roles. This is our time.
- Vivian Amenorpe
Vivian Amenorpe was born and raised in Ghana. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2018. As a Communications Officer at Youth Advocates Ghana, Vivian is responsible for creating content for the organization’s social media pages, facilitating meetings, and representing the organization in its advocacy work. She also works at the African Youth SDGs Summit Secretaries as part of the planning committee, handling the registration of participants of the summit. Additionally, Vivian is part of an Alcohol Advocacy Working Group and “I am aware” Social Action Group.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Growing up, I have witnessed how society treats women. We have been socialized to believe that we are second to men. I believe we are all human and have equal rights. This makes me want to advocate for other young girls to believe that too.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I had the opportunity to spearhead the organization of this year's International Women's Day celebration which took place at Kofi Saah, a community in the Nsawam Adoagyiri minicipality. I organized young girls and women from the community to educate them on the importance of educating young girls and preventing teenage pregnancy. The celebration was massive and a success because it reached 50 young girls and 60 women, making a huge impact in the community.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading, watching movies and documentaries, and cooking.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Fante (Advanced/Native)
- Twi (Advanced/Native)
- Ewe (Intermediate)
- Ga (Intermediate)
- GBV against girls and women
- women in power