the 2022 Young Activists Summit “Together we thrive” at the United Nations in Geneva.
YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT
The Young Activists Summit shines a spotlight on young change-makers advancing human rights or sustainability and helps them expand their impact.
The 2022 edition #YAS22 – held on 2 December at the United Nations in Geneva (Switzerland) – showcases young individuals who work tirelessly for an inclusive and equal world. Whether they address racism, girls’ education, disability, street children, environmental protection or LGBTQIA+ people’s rights, the 2022 laureates demonstrate that we should all stand in solidarity with discriminated individuals to make society thrive.
Pashtana Durrani, 24, Afghanistan – Underground schools for girls
Zulaikha Patel, 19, South Africa – Anti-racism
Sameer Jha, 21, USA – Safe classrooms for LGBTQ+ students
C’est Prévue Emmy Lusila, 21, DRC – Protecting street children
Sebastián Benfeld, 21, Chile – A pollution-free environment & protecting environmental defenders
Keely Cat-Wells, 26, UK/USA – Promoting disabled talent & changing mindsets through entertainment