Aya Chebbi is an award-winning Pan-African feminist and internationally acclaimed Tunisian activist. She is the founder of Afrika Youth Movement, building one of Africa’s largest pan-African youth-led movements. She previously worked as Africa and Middle East Programs Director at World Peace Initiative Foundation, at Bureau de Cooperation Tunisie-Denmark of the Danish Foreign Affairs Ministry on bilateral cooperation, and at the Carter Center monitoring 2012 Egyptian Presidential Elections. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of CIVICUS, the World Refugee Council, Oxfam Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct and the Advisory Committee of FRIDA Young Feminist Fund. She has been an Advisor and Consultant on gender and youth for international organizations including the United Nations and the African Union Commission.
Chebbi became a world renowned blogger during 2011 Tunisia’s Revolution. Her blogs were published at OpenDemocracy, Al-Jazeera, and Foresight -Africa. Blacklisted and banned from entering Egypt since March 2014, Chebbi continues to travel across the African continent to support and train thousands of social movement leaders and activists on mobilization, blogging, leadership and non-violence.
In 2012, Chebbi was a Fulbright scholar at Georgia Southern University and 2015 Mo Ibrahim Scholar for her Masters in African Studies at SOAS, University of London. She was recognized in 2016 among 100 Under 40 Most Influential Africans in the World and received 2017 Pan-African Humanitarian Award ayachebbi.com