Sarah-Anna Awad

International climate change activist, United Nations speaker, and advocate for more women in power

Sarah-Anna Awad is a youth advocate with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), based in Austria.

She speaks German, English and Spanish.

“We have a huge amount of expertise in youth work that’s really important to girls. It starts with games when they are younger, but as they grow up we provide them with the right environment to evolve and develop.”

As well as being an International Commissioner for WAGGGS, Sarah-Anna has an academic background in sustainable Tourism Management, politics and diplomacy.

She has been involved in initiatives to increase the number of women in senior posts at her university in Austria, and developing gender-neutral language for academics.

She believes the Guiding movement is uniquely placed to help make the lives of women better.

“Girls and women are facing a really hard time being taken seriously, or - even worse - are being harmed. It’s our duty to speak up against this injustice.”

Ask Sarah-Anna about:

Speaking out at the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2019 and UN Youth Climate Summit
Action on the Sustainable Development Goals in Austria and worldwide
Engaging in global climate activism
Promoting more women into decision-maker roles

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