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Trailblazers: How to start a global impact-driven career? w/ Jacob Thomas

Jacob Thomas is an expert in Mental Health, Human Rights and LGBTIQI+ equality. They have written a chapter on the Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG5): Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, focusing on Youth and their role in attaining SDG5. They currently work as the Alliance Education Project Coordinator at Monash Warwick Alliance, and previously have worked as the Coordinator at the Commonwealth Youth and Gender Equality Network. They have met the Queen, been ban from certain countries and have worked on many grass-root equality projects.

In this episode, Gen and Jacob discuss:

  • What it means to be an advocate and work in human rights

  • How to be the best ally and check your privilege

  • How you can make a difference in difficult spaces of inequality

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