Jona Claire Turalde
Youth Leader She Decides and IPPF Philippines

Being the youngest and first youth champion of the SheDecides movement and member of the Guiding group for 2 years now, Jona has been constantly finding herself in the extremes of situations: from staying in communities where a teenage mother she interviewed wasn’t aware that she was actually raped, and even going to schools despite gov’t agencies’ efforts, students still believe they lack the knowledge and access to contraceptives and other SRHR services; to lobbying, securing and persuading international stakeholders commitment in ensuring that she decides without question! She became a Girl Advisor for an international research titled “Girls to the Front: a snapshot of girls’ organising” commissioned by IworldsGlobal, Frida Young Feminist Fund and Mama Cash. In her free time, she organizes a youth organization that advocates for reproductive health and rights. Despite all of these, she’s a full time Anthropology student.

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