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Tunisia: Aya Chebbi Wins Excellence in Leadership Award.

Published Date: 
Thursday, February 5, 2015

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We are delighted to announce that Aya Chebbi has won this year’s Excellence in Leadership award from the African Viewpoint Journal. This was granted on 19 January 2015, and is part of their Africa Youth Awards.

Tunisian activist and blogger Aya Chebbi - who participated in WELDD's workshop on public and political participation in Cairo in December 2013 - has been recently named as one of the winners of the Africa Youth Awards, in the 'Excellence in Leadership' category.

As well as her prominent online presence Aya is the chair and founder of the African Youth Movement, a social movement that strives for the development of African youths.  She has also made waves through her Voice of Women Initiative, which she co-founded, and as a youth advisor for Civicus World Alliance.   As well as this, Aya has worked in refugee camps in Libya, and has monitored elections in countries across the African continent. She is also an active member of the Women Living Under Muslim Laws network.

Watch this space for an in-depth interview with Aya, but in the meantime our warmest congratulations to Aya for this well deserved accolade.

Political and Public Participation