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Arezoo Najibzadeh - Young Women's Leadership Network (Femmepower). Toronto, ON, CA

Arezoo Najibzadeh Arezoo Najibzadeh

Women in Politics Advocate | Young Women's Leadership Network (Femmepower)

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Arezoo works on addressing the barriers against young women's involvement in grassroots and institutional politics.



Arezoo is a women in politics advocate and a students’ rights activist based in Toronto.

Arezoo’s work takes an intersectional approach to understanding the role of young women and girls in grassroots and institutional politics, as well as the relationship between sexual violence, public safety, and women’s civic engagement. She has an intimate understanding of the multiple barriers young women, especially young immigrant women of colour, must to overcome in order to voice their opinions and materialize their ideas into actions within our political system.

Industry Expertise (4)


Political Organization


Media - Online

Areas of Expertise (8)

Women in Politics

Canadian Politics

Diversity & Inclusion

Politics & Public Policy

Women's Rights

Young Women

Education and Cultural Diversity

Social Justice and Equity

Accomplishments (2)

Daughters of the Vote Delegate (personal)


Arezoo was a delegate to the Daughters of the Vote Summit in celebration of 100 years of White women's suffrage in Canada alongside 337 other young women from across the country.

Everyday Political Citizen (personal)


Samara's Everyday Political Citizen project celebrates the unsung heroes of Canadian democracy.

Education (1)

Ryerson University: Public Administration and Governance, Politics and Governance

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Persian

Media Appearances (1)

Why 338 inspiring young women are taking over the House of Commons

Chatelaine  online


" Arezoo Najibzadeh, the Daughters delegate from Newmarket-Aurora, has requested that her seat be left vacant to draw attention to the issue of sexual and gender-based violence."

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Articles (1)

Everyday Acts Of Sexual Violence Are Far Too Common In Politics

Huffington Post Canada


"In a country that prides itself in its gender-equal cabinet, the question of whether or not Parliament Hill is a safe space for women is rarely discussed. From hateful and misogynistic comments to sexual assault, women in Canadian politics continue to be targets of violence at various stages of their careers."

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