Emily Hagerman

Emily Hagerman - 2016 Nominee
Position: Partnerships and Program Manager
Organization: Let Girls Lead
Emily, 32, successfully built the advocacy capacity of 1,500 adolescent girls in Guatemala, Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia. For the first time, their priorities, including access to family planning, were included in the new UN development agenda (SGDs). – Nominator
Describe your contributions to and achievements in family planning.

I have been working in the field of family planning and reproductive health for over eight years. I have built my career on my passion for reproductive health and the idea that all inequalities and inequities between the genders surround women's ability to reproduce. Given this theory, addressing women's and families abilities to choose when to have a family, and how many children to have, if any, has been a cornerstone of my work. As the Partnerships and Program Manager at Let Girls Lead, my work focused on building the advocacy and leadership capacity of adolescent girls to share their messages with high-level decision-makers at the country level in Guatemala, Malawi, Uganda and Ethiopia, as well as at the United Nations.

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