Australia Deputy Country Coordinator, Jordan Ashby-Brigandi
is a passionate and engaged young woman who is committed to youth empowerment and human rights. She is currently undertaking a Master of International Law after completing a Bachelor of International and Global Studies with specializations in Government and International Relations and Social Policy. Additionally, Jordan
has gained valuable insights from completing academic and anthropological studies abroad in Portugal and Italy regarding refugee rights and international development.
Jordan has is a dedicated her time to numerous organisations with hopes that her contributions will aid positive change. She has volunteered for Amnesty International Australia as part of their Community Engagement team, conducted research for organisations such as TAD to improve methods of support for people with disability, and volunteered for her local Member of Parliament to better understand the roles young people play in the democratic process. She continues to volunteer for United Nations Youth Australia and actively develops programs to foster youth development and empowerment. Also, Jordan has received several scholarships and awards for her efforts and contributions. She was selected for the Future Leaders Series program with Young Australians in International Affairs and is currently completing the Global Citizenship Award for her university. She is driven to help others and is unafraid to confront a challenge.
Through the Global Youth Parliament, Jordan hopes to embolden young global citizens to pursue projects which interest them. She believes in a saying she learnt from her cultural heritage, “necessity sharpens your wits”. Currently, there are many challenges which young people will face; climate change, poverty, nationalism – to name a few. However, the necessity to solve these challenges will only inspire innovative solutions. By encouraging and supporting young people solve these problems, together we can create a brighter and stronger future.