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Urooj Arshad

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Associate Director, International Youth Health and Rights
Advocates for Youth
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Urooj Arshad is the Associate director, International Youth Health and Rights at Advocates for Youth where she manages a project of the International Division that builds the capacity of youth-driven organizations in the global south. She is a steering committee member of the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity (MASGD) which addresses the intersectional impact of Islamophobia, homophobia, and transphobia. She was a member of the Center for American Progress’ Faith and Reproductive Justice Institute and an American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute fellow. She is currently on the Kalamazoo College Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Global Advisory Board and Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Board. Urooj was selected to serve on the U.S delegation to the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.