Yasmina Benslimane – Women Deliver
2020

Yasmina Benslimane

  • Age: 28
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Women tend to be silent because they are scared to break the status quo or traditions. There is still a long path to gender equality. Everyone is part of the solution to achieve it, especially the youth. Together, we can brave all the challenges. We can all make a difference.

- Yasmina Benslimane

Bio

Yasmina Benslimane is originally from Morocco and currently lives in the United States. She received a Master of Arts in International Law and the Settlement of Disputes from United Mandated University for Peace in 2018. Yasmina is a Global Peace Chain Ambassador.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

Being born in Morocco and raised by a single mother, I have witnessed struggles women could face on a daily basis simply for being women. After living in six countries, I have come to a conclusion: gender inequality is universal. I have decided to raise my voice for all women going through oppression.

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

After launching Politics4Her, I have received a tremendous amount of messages filled with love and encouragement. Other young Moroccan women seemed to love it. They are aspiring as well for a more equal world. I realized then that I was not alone, as we built a real community where we exchange ideas and encourage one another on a daily basis.

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

Yoga, boxing, skateboarding, surfing, watching documentaries, traveling the world, learning new languages, playing the ukulele, and cooking plant-based recipes.

Languages Spoken:

  • Arabic (Advanced/Native)
  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • French (Advanced/Native)
  • Spanish (Advanced/Native)
  • Chinese (Elementary)
  • Portuguese (Elementary)

Speaks On:

  • dangers associated with women and migration
  • gender inequalities in the Arab world
  • rape culture

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Certified English teacher in Ubud Bali, Indonesia
  • International volunteer at HQ International
  • International Humanitarian Law – ICRC
  • International Refugee Law – UNHCR

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