Young Feminists Inspiring Others in Kenya

  • July 7, 2015

Esther Kimani and Jedidah Maina are effecting change in local communities and fostering a new generation of activists.

Changing Nigeria’s Narrative

  • June 25, 2015

Youth advocate Manre Chirtau is optimistic about the future for women and girls in Nigeria: "There are a lot more girls taking on a feminist identity now."

Challenging Abortion Stigma in the Philippines

  • May 1, 2015

Sarah Jane Biton is a 26-year-old activist from the Philippines. As a Youth Champion for the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, she is fighting for women’s sexual and reproductive rights in her country and beyond. She has also worked with the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines and the Student Christian Movement and is…

Feminist and Proud: Building a Movement in Sri Lanka and Beyond

  • May 1, 2015

A Q&A with Sarah Ashaya Soysa, Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) Youth Champion Sarah Ashaya Soysa is a passionate, young activist from Colombo, Sri Lanka. At 26 years old, she’s already built an impressive career as a bold and progressive advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality. In addition to her…

Creating Safe Spaces for Women and Trans People in Lebanon

  • May 1, 2015

Rola is a 29-year-old Lebanese feminist activist who created theAProject, an initiative to address sexuality and gender in Lebanon from a sex-positive and feminist perspective. She is an Asia Safe Abortion Partnership Youth Champion, a nurse, and a researcher who has published a number of peer-reviewed papers on youth sexuality. In this Q&A…

Young Activists on the Rise in China

  • May 1, 2015

Yu Yang is an Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) Youth Champion in China. A member of the Chinese Youth Network, Yu Yang has worked as a peer educator and is very dedicated to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people in China and across Asia. Yu Yang, who…

Fighting Gender Inequality in India: A Young Feminist’s Awakening

  • May 1, 2015

Pritam Potdar is an Asia Safe Abortion Partnership Youth Champion from India. As a regional coordinator for the nongovernmental organization SAMYAK located in the state of Maharashtra in western India, Pritam has coordinated several projects to promote gender equality among men and boys, and improve community-based sexual and reproductive health interventions for adolescent…

A Path Less Traveled: A Nun Becomes a Fierce Women’s Champion

  • March 11, 2015

Maria “Zeca” José Rosado Nunes, a professor and a former nun, may not strike you at first as a rabble-rouser. But she was one of the first nuns to openly challenge the Catholic Church.

Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau, Co-Founder of Education as a Vaccine

  • June 5, 2014

As the co-founder of Education as a Vaccine, a nonprofit organization based in Abuja, Nigeria, Fadekemi Akinfaderin-Agarau is working to advance young Nigerians’ sexual health and rights through local, national, and international advocacy and peer-to-peer education campaigns.

FEMNET’s Yvette Kathurima: Advancing Women’s and Girls’ Rights in Africa

  • May 20, 2014

Yvette Kathurima is the Head of Advocacy at FEMNET, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network,a Pan-African membership- based organization working to advance women’s rights. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, FEMNET coordinates advocacy and communication activities that promote gender equality and social justice and works to build the women’s movement in Africa. Before joining FEMNET, Yvette…