• Awards:
  1. 2014 Africa Youth Awards – Excellence in Leadership
  2. 100 Most Influential Young Africans – 2016
  • Tunisian
  • Founder, African Youth Movement
  • www.ayachebbi.com/

Aya Chebbi is an award winning Pan-African feminist activist and blogger. She is the co-founder of the Voice of Women Initiative (feminist collective) and founding chair of the African Youth Movement, building Africa’s largest movements taking the agenda of African youth from the margins of society into the centre of regional and international discourse.

She previously worked at the refugee camps during Libya’s civil war, at Bureau de Cooperation Tunisie-Denmark on youth development projects in Tunis, and at the Carter Center monitoring 2012 Egyptian Presidential Elections, in Cairo. However, she was blacklisted and banned from entering Egypt since march 2014.

In recognition of her achievements, Aya was named one of Africa’s most Outstanding Young Women Leaders in 2013 (Ghana), the Young Achiever of the Year 2015 (South Africa), and received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the Africa Youth Awards 2015. She also appeared on top lists of people to watch; at the Huffington Post and Youth Hub Africa as well as listed among 100 under 40 Most Influential Arabs by ArabianBusiness.

In 2016 Africa Youth Awards named her among the Inaugural 100 Most Influential Young Africans, an initiative instituted to promote African youth movements and achieving and also restoring excellence in the works of young people across Africa.