Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2017
This description of Amina Evangelista Swanepoel's work was prepared when Amina Evangelista Swanepoel was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017.
Amina Evangelista Swanepoel is dramatically changing the lives of women and youth in the Philippines by confronting the deep-rooted culture of stigma and misinformation surrounding reproductive and sexual health. By implementing an approach that prioritizes empowerment and community wellbeing, Amina is able to transform the discourse from a morally polarizing issue to one that recognizes reproductive rights as a vital aspect of the country’s overall health and development.
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