Youth Advocate inspires others to learn the truth about child marriage.
Asini, 22, from Canterbury, is a Youth Advocate with World Vision UK. Here she tells us how learning about the issue of child marriage has affected her – and why sharing this with others is the key to changing perspectives.
“I became a World Vision Youth Advocate two years ago. I initially heard about World Vision when I discovered an advertisement for young people in the UK to be part of a focus group on child soldiers for the campaign It takes a world to end violence against children.
Youth advocate: a voice for others
As someone who is passionate about using my privilege and power to help make a difference in the lives of others who are not so fortunate, I was excited by the opportunity to represent the voices of children living through difficulty across the world.
I’ve had many great opportunities with World Vision over the past two years, including being able to speak in Parliament to MPs and partaking in round table discussions both in Parliament and in the Foreign and Commonwealth office with Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. These have given me a platform to voice my thoughts and considerations on the campaign with politicians and change-makers - an opportunity I am very grateful to have had.