Sarah Abena Benewaa Fosu – Knowledge Management Assistant

Benewaa is a Knowledge Management Assistant. She works with the Knowledge Management Specialist to produce analysis, generate new knowledge around women’s rights in Africa, and collaborates to communicate the impact of AWDF’s work and the work of its grantees, advocacy and movement building partners. She oversees the running of the resource centre and online repository. Benewaa also assists with the documentation of organisational learning and knowledge generation within AWDF

She has for the past 11years been a youth and gender activist working to promote women and youth sexual reproductive health rights, social, economic and political justice for women and girls and youth development in general. Benewaa runs Yebetumi, a project dedicated to enhancing the development of women and girls in rural and deprived communities, with a specific focus on sexual reproductive health and rights, skills training, mentoring and financial literacy. She is the initiator and host of FemFocus, feminist talk show that discusses issues pertaining to the development and wellbeing of women in Ghana.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion&Human Values and Philosophy from the University of Cape Coast and a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

She is a gender and youth rights speaker and writer. She has written for the Accra Free Press and curates her personal blog Benewaa is a Young African Leadership initiative fellow and is passionate about inclusion and meaningful participation of minority and disadvantaged groups including rural women and girls, persons living with disabilities, persons living with HIV and the LGBTQIA community.