In commemoration of International Youth Month under the theme- *Youth Engagement for Global Action *,The International Youth Parliament would like to honor and recognize Miss Diram Duba from Kenya ??, for her resilient and impactful leadership to bring change in the continent.
Diram Duba, Kenya ?? ,
Is an award winning gender equality champion and a Young African leader working towards empowering young girls and women in her community. She is passionate about liberating women from harmful cultural practices while offering them mentorship and educating them on sexual reproductive health and rights.
As the founder of WRI, Diram believes in the power of amplifying voices of young people in her community and beyond. Diram is a Female Genital mutilation survivor hence her passion to ensure this harmful culture ends in her community. She was privileged to go through education but this is not the case for most of the girls from her community and similar backgrounds. She believes in the power of using her voice to bring forth change to marginalized populations in her community.
Her personal experience inspired her to start women rising initiative that seeks to empower women and girls in marginalized communities and ensure that young people get spaces in the country’s development agenda. Diram was very instrumental in the development of the https://actiontoendfgmc.com/about/ Global call to action to end FGM in Vancouver Canada. She has vast experience in speaking at a number of global conferences.