Natasha Salifyanji Kaoma

30 years old

Key areas of interest

Sexual and reproductive rights, comprehensive sexuality education, access to sexual reproductive health services, HIV and AIDS, adolescent and youth participation, advocacy, health policies

Relevant Experience

Since 2009, Natasha has been working with several organizations and movements for the advancement of adolescents and young women through various campaigns in schools and communities. She is the co-founder and CEO at Copper Rose Zambia, a non-profit organization that promotes awareness of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and uses menstrual hygiene as an avenue for empowering girls and keeping them in school. Natasha is also the Country Coordinator for the International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP), where she mobilizes young people to discuss and advocate for access to contraceptives in their local community. Her personal vision is to empower one million women and girls by 2022 through mentorship (self development strategies) and awareness of sexual and reproductive health rights.

Additional information

Natasha holds of a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from the University of Zambia and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery. In addition, she is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, an honorary fellowship given to young people for their role in improving the lives of commonwealth citizens.

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