Board Co-Chair, FRIDA Young Feminist Fund; Young Women's Global Advisory Council, World YWCA.
Sophia Pierre-Antoine is a Haitian feminist working on her Master’s degree in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute (IHEID) in Geneva, where she majors in Power, Conflict, and Development. Sophia is currently the Board Co-Chair of the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund and a member of the Young Women's Global Advisory Council of the World YWCA.
Prior to starting her Masters, she worked for the Haiti chapter of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA Haiti) and for the World YWCA in Geneva. In these positions she managed a center for girls, supported on-site and remote program implementation, and participated in international advocacy as civil society at the UN.
Her work focuses on sexual and reproductive health and rights, on gender-based violence including child, early, and forced marriage, and on young women’s and girls’ leadership and empowerment. For International Youth Day 2017, UN Women named her one of the six young women leaders to know.
Linking youth, gender and conflict, she contributed to the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security for UN Security Council Resolution 2250. In 2018, Sophia was one of four briefers for the first Open Debate on Youth, Peace, and Security at the Security Council.
In 2013, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double Bachelors in Women and Gender Studies and in Sociology from Stony Brook University in New York. In 2017, she was shortlisted as a nominee for the “40 Under 40” alumni award.