Edith Esinam Asamani, women’s rights activist

Born and raised in the slums of Ghana, Edith saw firsthand how a lack of access to education can affect girls’ opportunities. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the Ghana Institute of Journalism and is currently studying for a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs at the University of Ghana. Edith has been involved in women’s rights charities and advocacy projects since she was a teenager. She has previously served as a Rural Representative for the United Nations Rural Voices of Youth. She was also the Conference Coordinator for the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights and advocates for quality health and education as a Young Leader at Women Deliver – a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women.

In 2017, she founded the KnitWeb, a non-profit organization which aims to enable girls and those suffering from physical or mental health issues and help them achieve their goals through networking and mentorship programs. Alongside this, Edith is the Chairperson for the African Youth and Adolescents Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN). She is also a member of the Young African Feminist Dialogue, and has worked in a number of governmental bodies to improve policies regarding sexual health, education, and women’s rights to benefit the lives of young people across Ghana. Edith currently works as the Communications Officer for Hope for Future Generations, a women-led children, youth, and women-focused non-governmental organization. Her continued work helps the women and girls in her country take control for their futures by being aware of their own bodies.

-Brittany Hill
Sites of Girlhood Manager
Girl Museum Inc.

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