Mercy is a 21-year-old youth champion and a student at Moi University in Kenia pursuing a degree in Community Health Nursing, Education and Research. She is engaged as a Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) youth champion on issues of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of young people and significantly contributes to solutions in the community, including with participation in awareness creation campaigns, targeting mainly young people. Maja is a 19-year-old girls’ and women’s rights activist from Sweden. She has been part of the Swedish Youth Advisory panel of Plan International Sweden since 2015 and a youth representative in the its board since 2016. Therefore, Maja is most interested in the topic of girls’ participation in decision-making.
As this year’s theme for International Human Rights Day is ‘Youth Standing Up for Human Rights’, we want to look back at a successful EWAG edition where we spoke with two young activists campaigning for girls rights.