Khadija J. Khan coordinates two of Advocate’s Youth Leadership Councils – the International Youth Leadership Council and the Muslim Youth Leadership Council. In this capacity, she recruits, trains and supports Council members in media engagement, advocacy, and organizing on issues to advance young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in the United States and in the global south.
For the Muslim Youth Leadership Council, Khadija works with Muslim activists from across the United States to raise awareness, support each other, and speak out on the intersections of Islamophobia, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and reproductive health and rights. For the International Youth Leadership Council, Khadija works with Washington, DC based activists to organize and advocate for improved U.S. foreign policies that impact young people in the global south’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Previously, Khadija worked as a youth activist herself on similar issues with the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence in her hometown of Boise, Idaho. Khadija brings a wealth of student organizing experience from Washington, D.C. and Cape Town, South Africa. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Justice and Peace Studies from Georgetown University.