Hi, my name is Habiba. I am an 18 year old first year university student, studying Exercise and Sport Science at Notre Dame. I was born in Pakistan and raised in Australian and New Zealand. Throughout my life I have experienced discrimination of different kinds, often due to the misrepresentation of groups in the media.
My greatest passion is to support disadvantaged groups to voice their issues and concerns about injustices they are faced with in their communities. Currently I am the Vice Chair of the Youth Leadership Roundtable, Youth Ambassador for Save the Children Australia and an Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) Mentor. To me, having a position of leadership means to help provide opportunity to people, maximising their potential and skill set. These roles position me to fulfil my passion in supporting young people to voice their concerns about issues they face in their communities.
Becoming a YEP Crew Peer Educator allows me to talk about sexual health topics in a safe and comfortable environment. In this role I would like to provide opportunity for people to talk about issues they are concerned with in terms of sexual health and blood borne viruses and form their own ideologies and thoughts based on the information they are presented. I would like to help reduce the stigma around certain sexual health topics which are continuously stereotyped by the media often leading to unrealistic ideologies. I look forward to making a positive impact through this project.