Back 22 August 2016

Using global platform to amplify YMLs voices


With only a month to go for the Global Citizen Music Festival, our very own Sandra Rumi a Young Midwife Leader from Bangladesh has been selected to participate in the Global Citizen Music Festival as a “Young Leaders of 2020” sponsored by Johnson and Johnson.

Sandra is among the 30 Young Midwife Leaders (YMLs) who attended the Young Midwives in the Lead symposium during the Women Deliver Global Conference. Currently she works as a Nurse Midwifery Technical officer at BRAC University.

Sandra Rumi Bangladesh YML 2016 

"I strive to ensure all newborns are healthy and well taken car off." Sandra Rumi, YML from Bangladesh. 

The Global Citizen Music Festival is now on its fifth year; and the Young Leaders of 2020 are expected to help in elevating the voices and perspectives of youth in key issues surrounding global health. Furthermore, the festival will be a platform for the Young Leaders for 2020 to translate festival attendance into an opportunity to showcase and amplify their own work. “As a Global Young Midwife Leader I will lead my nation to ensure safe delivery with respectful maternity care and healthy newborn." Sandra said.

From 22-24 September, 2016, Sandra with other selected Young Leaders for 2020 will participate in different activities leading up to the festival; focusing on health needs around the globe. On 24 September she will join more than 60,000 people to attend the Global Citizen Music Festival in Central Park, New York City. Each year major musicians, activists, business leaders and heads of state committed to ending global poverty gather for this biggest music festival. Past participants of the festival have included USA First Lady Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, Steve Wonder and Beyoncé.

Sandra Rumi Bangladesh2 YML 2016

"As a Global Young Midwife Leader, I will lead my nation to ensure safe delivery with respectful maternity care and healthy newborns." - Sandra Rumi 

Global Citizen Music Festival is a social action platform for a global generation that wants to learn, take action and join efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030

To learn more about the Global Citizen visit their website

All photos courtesy of and with consent from Sandra Rumi

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