Edith Esinam Asamani
Edith has worked for over a decade in volunteerism and youth and women’s rights advocacy. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and is currently the Project Officer for the Ghana Adolescent Reproductive Health project, which aims at reducing pregnancy among teenagers in the Ashanti Region of Ghana, at Hope for Future Generations. She is a member of Curious Minds, a young people led media advocacy organization in Ghana and co-founded the CM Feminist Forum within the organization to build younger feminists and help girls find their voice and take action on issues that affect them.
Edith gained voluntary work experience with UNFPA and UNICEF, was Conference Coordinator for the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights, and has been actively involved in the Post 2015 agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. She has worked with the Ghana Education Service, Ghana Health Service, National Youth Authority, National Population Council, and the Ghana AIDS Commission among other government institutions in the formulation, revision or implementation policies to benefit young people.
Edith is a member of various global and continental platforms to advocate for quality health and education of her constituencies as a Women Deliver Young Leader, a member of the UNFPA Youth Leadership Working Group, a member of the Young African Feminist Dialogue and an advisory member of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. She was the Co-Coordinator of the dance4life ChangeMakers, an international advocacy group of dance4life.