Fsahat Ul Hassan
What actions are you taking to promote and protect the health and rights of women and young people worldwide?
I am a young leader working with other young change agents, peer educators, and leaders since 2000. Right now I worked with the Youth Advocacy Network on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (YAN-SRHR) and other groups. I have almost 9 years experience working with many different youth lead and or focused organizations and networks in multiple capacities. I bring to this program an academic background that has prepared me well in understanding youth issues, particularly sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV/AIDS in Pakistan. This theoretical framework is underpinned by extensive community-based work experience with youth, particularly in the field of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).I am working with different youth and health based organizations at national and grassroots level for the promotion of SRHR of young people and I am also part of a theater group for the promotion and creation of awareness about the rights of women. I have worked with my team for the integration of SRHR in National Youth Policy, and we organized and celebrate a National Youth Week in December, 2007 in which we did advocacy for the integration of SRHR, HIV/AIDS, and gender equality.
What is your vision of lasting change for yourself and for the world's young people?
I believed in peer education and want to develop the capacity of young people because if they are well aware and have the capacity to transfer their knowledge and skills to their peers and community, they can bring about change in society.
If you could tell world leaders one thing, what would it be?
Only young people can be the change makers!