I am a young Tunisian blogger and speaker, women's advocate and peace activist. Passionate about community service, I started my activism as Peer Educator on HIV/AIDS, Red Crescent volunteer, Soliya Facilitator and mentor for unprivileged children.
I helped direct the National Organization for Tunisian Children aiming to improve the lives of children and protect their rights, where I volunteered at the refugee camps on the Tunisian-Libyan borders. I then worked on youth development projects at AIESEC, Y-Peer and the Danish embassy in Tunisia and elections monitoring at the Carter Center in Egypt.
Following Tunisia’s revolution, I have been widely speaking about social movements worldwide for conferences and rallies in the United States, Canada, Poland, Turkey and Kenya among other countries.
In 2011, following my graduation in International Relations from the Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis, I was awarded the MENA Democracy Fellows Scholarship from the World Affairs Institute where I interned at US congressional offices and Hudson Institute Think Tank.
In 2012, I was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship at Georgia Southern University.
In 2013, I was named as one of the 25 Africa's most outstanding emerging women leaders by the Moremi Initiative.
Currently, I am Africa and Middle East Youth Coordinator at World Peace Initiative Foundation, an international organization that promotes peace worldwide, Co-chair of the Youth Advisory Group of CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation and Co-founder of the Voice of Women Initiative.
Aya's Blogspot: http://aya-chebbi.blogspot.com