2018

Yasmine Ouirhrane

  • Age: 23
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  • France

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Yasmine is originally from Italy/Morocco and currently lives in France. She studied International Relations at Sciences Po Bordeaux. As an Advocacy Member at United Network of Young Peacebuilders, Yasmine is responsible for working toward inclusion and the empowerment of underprivileged young women and advocacy work on youth, peace, and security in Europe. As an advocate, Yasmine is proud to be named Young European of the Year 2019 for her advocacy work on social and gender justice in Europe; EDD Young Leader by the European Commission; member of the Gender Innovation Agora at UN Women, where she published research on “The Role of Young Women in Peacebuilding Processes”; and expert on Peace & Security at the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub, where she wrote a proposal in tracking basic services in fragile contexts with accessible digital support to feed into peace processes. Additionally, she published an article in the Italian Intelligence Review, where discussed her dissertation on the role of young women in the peacebuilding process, and has been working in underprivileged neighborhoods of France to address inequalities and promote social inclusion since the age of 16. Last year, she helped organized YO!Fest, gathering 8000 youth at the European Parliament where she successfully sponsored a delegation of underprivileged students, mostly young women with a migrant background coming from France.

Yasmine advocates for girls and women because every woman should be able to freely define herself, own her body, and use her agency to impact others.

In her free time, Yasmine enjoys traveling, meeting people, inspiring them, and creating connections and bridges.

Languages Spoken:

English, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic

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