Dennis Anthony Glasgow
Young SRHR Advocate

Dennis Anthony Glasgow is a twenty one year-old Caribbean Youth Advocate for Youth Development the advancements of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of young people. His advocacy career began at the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association some years ago; it was this foundation and involvement in other areas of youth development that led him to found ASPIRE Youth Network Guyana. The Youth Network deals primarily with Adolescent and Women’s Health & Rights; while still preparing young people to take part in meaningful advocacy and political engagements. In Guyana, he also is a member of the UNFPA Youth Advisory Group and the founder of the #ProGuyanaMovement, a social grouping that promotes Youth Civic and Political Engagement. Glasgow serves on a few Regional Committees that deal with various SRHR issues; these include the Youth Advocacy Steering Committee for the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV Aids, the Caribbean Right Here Right Now Platform, the PAHO Technical Working Group for the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV & Syphilis, and he also serves on the Technical Advisory Group and Youth Steering Committee for the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition. Internationally, Dennis Glasgow is a Women Deliver Young Leader, and a member of the The Youth Coalition for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, and he also serves on the Global Youth Advisory Committee for the United Nations Girls Education Initiative while also being a Royal Commonwealth Society Associate Fellow and an alum for the Bold Leaders Program.

He holds a Diploma in Communication Studies from the University of Guyana, where he is in his final year pursuing the same degree. At the prime of his career, he sees himself as a Caribbean Cultural and Social Anthropologist working in the area of Youth Development through Education and Health.

He hopes to be one of the Caribbean’s leading Cultural Anthropologist, dealing primarily in the area of health and education of young people across Guyana. Given Guyana’s rich cultural diversity and the fact that we share so many social issues, each with its own challenges; he strongly believes that we need trained professionals to address these issues in a culturally sensitive way. The way you address something like education or even health in a country like this, can never have a one size fits all approach. The way one address the issues in region four, I cannot do the same in region six; and definitely not region 9 where English is sometimes the third language. Cultural Anthropology affords you to see these issues and solutions through cultural lenses and that I want to say I can help with.

Glasgow is also an actor and poet and intends to continue channeling those talents to affect social change through “Art advocacy”. Apart from his obsession with soca and reggae music, He also enjoys reading, writing and socializing with other persons who share the same principles of human rights for all; regardless of their background.

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