gender equality and sustainable development advocate
Hi! My name is Sarah, and I'm an advocate for gender equality and sustainable development. I am deeply passionate about making the world a place where girls and women can thrive, and I've been blessed with a number of incredible opportunities to engage in such work.
In 2014, I founded Girl Up Qatar, the United Nations Foundation campaign's first branch in the country. I was chosen as one of the BBC's 100 Women of the year, named a #GirlHero by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, and spoke at the World Innovation Summit for Education.
In 2015, I was named the Air Force Military Child of the Year and one of Salt Magazine's 100 Most Inspiring Women. I was also appointed to Girl Up's global Teen Advisory board for a year-long term.
In 2016, I gave a TEDx talk, was a Youth Delegate for the U.S. at two Youth Assemblies at the United Nations, and worked with an innovative new company and app called STAND. I participated in events with UNDP, UNICEF, the Malala Fund, Under One Sky, Girl Effect, and a number of other global organizations. In 2017, I continued my work as a Youth Delegate by attending the 61st Commission on the Status of Women at the UN, and the summer session of the Youth Assembly.
In 2018, I was selected to partake in the Global Thinkers Forum's Telemachus mentorship program and became a member of the Student Advisory Board for the 1,000 Dreams Fund.
In 2019, I began my research on the intersection of sexual violence and women's political participation, and started as an intern at Women without Borders.