Imene Ben Ameur

YC Member 2008 - 2009

From Tunisia

Imene Ben Ameur is a medical intern in Tunisia, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis. She has been involved in the HIV/AIDS related issues during the 5 past years. Nationally, through her medical students’ Association (Associa-Med) being the National Officer on Reproductive Health including AIDS for 2 years internationally in IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations) for which she is currently the Director on Reproductive Health including AIDS (SCORA director).

Imene was also one of the founding members of Y-PEER (Youth Peer Education Network) in her country working closely with UNFPA in youth and reproductive health issues during the past 3 years. Currently she is one of the national focal points of Y-PEER having an extensive experience in peer education as a trainer of trainers as well as a theatre based peer education trainer. She was also one of the founding members of the Youth advisory panel attached to UNFPA which advocates for young people’s Sexual and reproductive rights.

Imene was also the youngest member of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) which is the national network coordinating the global fund project for the fight against HIV/AIDS in Tunisia. She participated in several conferences and trainings either in the field of peer education or youth sexual and reproductive rights in different countries and was a trainer in many opportunities. Her main fields of work include HIV/AIDS prevention, youth sexual and reproductive health and rights but also support of the PLWHIV/AIDS and gender issues. Imene joined Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in 2008.

Currently, she is continuing her medical studies intending to specialize in HIV/AIDS area and in the meantime working on peer education trainings either with her NGO or with the ministry of health.