What is your name?
My name souad belaazi from Tunisia. I am the vice president of network, governance and equality of women in parliament, I am also a human rights activist. I have worked for 20years as the government’s advisor.
What is the highlight of your career?
We are now a democracy since 2011 and we now have a voice as a people. Travelling in African countries since I became a consultant in the department of political affairs in the African Union.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?
The biggest challenge is corruption. Citizens are supposed to access funds easily but it is a challenge and also peace and security in some African countries have proved to be difficult.
What advice can you give young women?
My advice to young women is to dream big and believe in your dream. We all have a purpose since birth and we should thrive to fulfill our purpose.
What inspires you?
My greatest joy is my seventeen year old daughter and my mother. Who I try to spend as much time with them as possible. Family is the best thing that has happened to me and we should all value our families and try to spend as much time with them as possible. I also greatly inspired by nature
What is your vision for women?
My vision for women in Africa is for every woman know their rights, to have equal rights as men and to stop being Victims.
What are you doing on the ground to empower women?
We are doing our best to achieve the sustainable development goals. Educating women, eradicating poverty through economic empowerment training workshops and stopping corruption. This way women can thrive and be empowered in Africa.