Sophie Arseneault

Undergraduate Student

McGill University

Gender, Society, and Health

Sophie Arseneault is a long-standing advocate for health equity. Serving as a Board Director for Fòs Feminista's International Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice, she supports youth-led approaches to regressive policies impeding on the health and well-being of vulnerable communities. In this capacity, Sophie has identified disparities in policy and programming - addressing inequities through the WHO's Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (PMNCH)'s Accountability Working Group and Global Steering Committee on the Practical Guidance to Operationalize the Global Consensus Statement on Meaningful Adolescent and Youth Engagement. Sophie further informs the operationalization and implementation of UNICEF, UNAIDS, UNFPA, and UNDP's Adolescent and Young Key Populations (ayKP) Toolkit to enable the scaling of youth-led approaches to the global HIV/AIDS response in regions at risk of being left behind.

Area of Research Expertise
Sexual and reproductive health; MAYE; HIV/AIDS

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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