WYAMENA hosts its Emerging Leaders Conference

Saturday, November 21st, 2020 – The World Youth Alliance Middle East & North Africa hosted its annual Emerging Leaders Conference with the theme “Women’s Rights & Reproductive Health”. The conference was coordinated by the WYAMENA staff & interns in collaboration with different speakers.


This was the first time the conference was held online and brought together WYAMENA members and non WYA members as well from across the world to learn about women’s rights in MENA, activism, and the connection between the reproductive, mental, physical, and social aspects of the human person.

The conference had three main speakers with a Q&A session for each one of them, and a break for participants to think and reflect on the content presented by the speakers.

The first speaker was the Women’s Affairs Center about Gender-based violence in MENA by the WAC’s Executive Director, Mrs. Amal Syam. 



The 2nd speaker was Wafa May who talked about Women’s Rights and Insights from an Activist, as a Sudanese American Immigrant Activist. 





The ELC wrapped up by the 3rd speaker, Ginny Miller from FEMM who introduced Women’s reproductive health and system in a simple way and addressed how it impacts the overall health for women.



The ELC had over 50 participants from over 25 countries all around the world who shared their thoughts later on in the conference in small breakout rooms where WYAMENA Regional Interns facilitated the chat and the exchange of thoughts.

WYAMENA continues to promote human dignity and solidarity among youth despite the challenges imposed by the pandemic. For any questions, you can email: mena@wya.net.