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Aya Chebbi


Aya Chebbi is a Pan-African feminist and diplomat whose mission is the liberation of African women and girls. She rose to prominence as a voice for democracy during 2010 / 2011. Tunisia's peaceful revolution, which toppled a twenty three year dictatorship. She has single handedly transformed the youth leadership space across Africa and impacted over one million young people. She then served as the first ever African Union Special Envoy on Youth and the youngest diplomat at the Chairperson's Cabinet (2018 - 2021). She is currently the Founder and President of Nala Feminist Collective (Nalafem), one of Africa's largest multigenerational alliances of women politicians and activists united behind transformative feminist change. She holds Bachelors in International Relations from University of Tunis El Manar and Masters in African Politics from SOAS, University of London and was a Fulbright scholar at Georgia Southern University. She served on the Board of Directors of CIVICUS, World Refugee Council, WHO Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, Oxfam Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, among others which produced trailblazing reports in the humanitarian, gender, and development fields. She received the Bill and Melinda Gates Campaign Award and was named in Forbes Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women.