Girl Speakers

Several girls travelled from different parts of the world to attend and speak at various events during the Week of Action. Learn a bit about them here!

Sreypich Houen
16 year-old activist from Cambodia, Sreypich takes part in various health-related actions in her province with World Vision. Sreypich is a member of a World Vision Citizen Voice in Action Read More
Motshedisi Likate
Motshedisi Likate known as Tshidi is from Qwa Qwa, a small village in South Africa. When she was little, Tshidi’s parents separated and she was brought up by her mother, Read More
Maria Fernanda Baldez Camara
Maria Fernanda Baldez Camara is an 18-year-old from São Luís-MA, in Northeastern Brazil where she engages in Plan International Brazil projects, and was trained as a multiplier of the Healthy Read More
Ritah Nakaayi
Ritah Nakaayi is a 23-year-old girl from Kampala, Uganda. As the eldest of thirteen siblings, and due to insufficient funds, she had to finish her education early. For the last Read More
Yolande Youga
Yolande Youga, a 24-year-old from Togo, has a wealth of experience assisting charitable projects, primarily organised by BØRNEfonden, the Danish NGO, but she has also worked with other donors including Read More
Mary Wanjiku Mwangi
Mary Wanjiku Mwangi is a trainer of trainers volunteering with DSW, Youth-2Youth (Y2Y), and other charities. In this capacity she trains educations and she also lobbies on sexual and reproductive Read More
Heleen Callens
Heleen Callens is the ONE Youth Ambassador participating in the Girls’ Summit (one of the girls leading the succeed workshop) “Twenty Seven year old Heleen Callens is a Belgian Youth Read More
Nicole Zandi
Nicole Zandi is a Youth Ambassador for the ONE Campaign in Brussels. She is passionate about the fight against extreme poverty. She started her career as a local reporter from Read More
Sonia Adesara
I am a medical doctor, currently working in sexual health and based in London. I am co-Chair of Young Medical Women International Association. Passionate about upholding human rights for all, Read More
Ruxandra Diaconescu
I am a Board Member of the YWCA Romania, a young employee of the Canadian Embassy in Bucharest, a committed volunteer, an active member of the civil society who has Read More
Krist Petraj Ziçishti
I am a Member of the YWCA Albania, working as PR director for New Moment Young and Rubicam, the most awarded agency in the Balkans. Volunteer, for different causes, human Read More
Antonella Azzilonna
I am a project designer and a volunteer for WAGGGS. I recently finished the UNICEF Master in “Children and Adolescence’s Rights” and am now doing my National Civil Service in Read More
Jemma Lee
I am a community and youth worker and a volunteer for the Europe Region of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. I previously worked as the Support Read More
Ilze Maļkeviča
Ilze Maļkeviča has been a volunteer, activist and advocate, for over two years, with the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Youth Sexual Awareness for Europe and the Latvian Association for Family Planning and Sexual Health. Read More