28 Badass Young People Making The World A Better Place


Kicking ass, changing lives.

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To prove it, the Queen's Young Leader Award recognises exceptional (badass) people aged 18–29 who are transforming lives.

This year there are 60 winners, who will all receive training, mentoring, and support to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.

Here are 28 of the winners and their inspiring stories:

Daringo is a co-founder of , which focuses on giving young women confidence in all aspects of their lives. She is also launching the MiChange project to give girls a second chance of resitting their final-year exams.

Daringo’s goal is to build self-confidence in young women and give them a greater voice in Namibia and the rest of Southern Africa.

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Mallah Enow Tabot, 26, Cameroon

Tabot has worked hard to improve the lives of many young women in Cameroon, including those at risk of early and forced marriages. Her organisation, United Vision for Women, uses theatre and art to engage communities and change attitudes.

Now Tabot also wants to achieve better sexual and reproductive health for teenage girls.

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