Latanya Mapp Frett, President and CEO of Global Fund for Women, shares a vital message for young feminist activists around the world. In this conversation with Girls’ Globe’s Shiphrah Belonguel, Latanya encourages young activists to use their voices to create the feminist future we want. Her message can be broken down into 5 main points.

1. Young Activists are Powerful

Latanya highlights the power of young activists, urging them to actively engage and make a difference. “Keep doing what you’re doing!” is what she says and recognizes that young activists are already making a tremendous change in the world.

2. Raise Your Unique Voice

She emphasizes the importance of using your unique voice and ideas, avoiding echoing others. Your voice and your perspectives matter to create the future we want!

3. Trust Your Voice

Young activists are encouraged to trust their voices, knowing that their issues are as important as anyone else’s.

4. Break Societal Barriers

Latanya urges girls to break societal norms that silence them. Girls in all societies face barriers to being heard. We must continue to raise our voices, despite these norms.

5. The Only Way For a Feminist Future

Latanya’s closing message underscores the pivotal role of young activists in shaping a feminist future. The voices, stories and perspectives of young feminist activists, is the only way we will create the feminist future we’re working towards.

Latanya Mapp Frett is President and CEO of Global Fund For Women, a nonprofit foundation and leading funder of gender justice movements worldwide. She is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University and serves as Board Director for Oxfam and Management Sciences for Health. Latanya Mapp Frett’s new book, “Everyday Feminists,” offers insights and guidance for activists, and shows how everyday feminists around the world are creating sustainable change.

The full conversation with Latanya Mapp Frett will be released on the Hey Changemaker! Podcast – subscribe here so you don’t miss it.

This conversation was recorded in the Girls’ Globe Solidarity Studio at the Women Deliver 2023 conference in Kigali, Rwanda.

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