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Arezoo Najibzadeh

Executive Director

Arezoo is a leading voice on women's civic and political participation. With more than 5 years of experience in grassroots and institutional politics, her work takes an intersectional approach to understanding the role of young women and girls in shaping Canada's political landscape and decision-making. Arezoo's work focuses on the intersections of sexual violence, public safety, and women’s civic engagement.

Email: arezoo@ywln.ca

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Yasmin Rajabi

Yasmin has a background in public policy and city building. She currently works as a facilitator connecting local communities, special interests and governments to create innovative policy solutions.

She is an advocate and community organizer working on issues of youth political engagement, women's rights and food justice. Yasmin strongly believes in the importance of an anti-colonial and intersectional lens in doing feminist work.

Email: yasmin@ywln.ca

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Ally Freedman

Project Coordinator

Ally Freedman is a young Métis woman with roots in Northern Manitoba. She also has Italian and Jewish ancestry. She has a BA Honours in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Native Studies. She is a passionate defender of Aboriginal/Indigenous rights and equality for all peoples. Ally has contributed in many aspects to promote diversity and inclusion for women, Indigenous peoples, and other marginalized groups in politics. She is a powerful young woman who uses her voice to amplify the voices that are far too often ignored, especially the voices of Indigenous women. She currently serves as an Indigenous member on the Ottawa Youth Engagement Committee - which is a volunteer position. In that role she strives to make Ottawa a better place for youth, especially Indigenous and racialized youth. Throughout her many endeavors she strives to make the world, especially Ottawa, a better place for marginalized peoples.

Email: ally@ywln.ca