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Abigail Saveria


Abigail is a powerhouse women's rights activist, with an extensive experience in managing development programs across diverse cultural settings and topics in Southeast Asia. She founded Girls Can Lead in her early 20s as a social initiative aimed at promoting leadership skills among young women in rural and conflict-prone areas of Indonesia, which has since grown into a thriving movement. In 2022, Abigail was appointed as Program Specialist for Women20 and G20 EMPOWER, where she has been advising the chairwomen of both groups in advocating for women's rights during the G20 Indonesia Presidency in 2022. This achievement is a testament to her unwavering dedication to the cause. She currently serves as the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Manager at an international NGO, working towards climate equity in major cities worldwide. Abigail is also a seasoned Project Manager for numerous community projects that focus on women's equity and youth leadership in her region, having worked with esteemed organizations such as the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, Biji Biji Initiatives, Ipas, and International Republican Institute. Abigail holds a master's degree in Public Policy from the University College London as a British Embassy's Chevening Scholar. She has also been recognized by the US State Department, who selected her to study Civic Engagement at Northern Illinois University under the YSEALI Academic Fellowship program. Her extensive qualifications include certification as a project manager from PM4NGOs and as a Youth Trainer for Gender Equality from UN Women Vietnam.