Meti Gemechu

Youth Representative, World Young Women’s Christian Association

Meti Gemechu is currently working as a Youth Leadership Development Programs Coordinator. Meti is a passionate and tireless advocate for equal opportunities across humanity and fighting gender-based injustices. She is a self-starter who seeks out initiatives to bring about change as evidenced in her advocacy engagement and empowering projects. She is currently working at YWCA Ethiopia and her major involvements are: designing and coordinating the Youth programs, facilitate network and communication with partners and donors. With her role as Youth Advocacy champion she has been able to communicate with more than 500 women and girls about Gender Equality, participate in higher decision level meetings to contribute to the ratification for ‘Maputo Protocol’ in Ethiopia.

Throughout her four years at YWCA Ethiopia, she has been able to recruit and manage more than 2000 volunteers in different community impacting projects and successfully run over 12 internship programs for talented young people. Moreover; she is also serving as General Secretary for the Anti-FGM Youth Network Ethiopia where she coordinates efforts towards ending FGM once and for all.