International Youth Federation announces Alyssa Chassman (American) as Assistant Secretary General on Women’s Empowerment

Alyssa CHASSMAN, ASG Women's Empowerment

Date: July 16, 2016 Contact: Media Relations,

International Youth Federation announces Alyssa Chassman (American) as Assistant Secretary General on Women’s Empowerment

Minsk, Belarus:  Today the International Youth Federation named Ms. Alyssa Chassman as Assistant Secretary General on Women’s Empowerment. The decision announced via Executive Board. “I am delighted to say, on behalf of IYF that we are thrilled with Ms. Alyssa as she joining us as ASG on Women Empowerment which reflect our focus on advocating for women’s issues and rights” said Ms. Krystel SANEH, IYF President.

 “This senior appointment comes to recognize the global efforts toward women’s empowerment among nations and mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world, as it will provide guidance to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to promote women’s leadership in driving sustainable and inclusive, environmentally sensitive economic growth”. said Ambassador Saeed ZAKI, Secretary General of The International Youth Federation.

“I am extremely excited to join the International Youth Federation as the Assistant Secretary General - Women's Empowerment. As young people, we all have responsibility to change the face of our world, and International Youth Federation has given young people a voice to shape the future we want for ourselves and for our children. During my time as ASG - Women's Empowerment, I aim to mobilize and promote female leadership, create an inclusive space for women to thrive, and to encourage concrete action from women to continue fighting for equality across the board. I am optimistic about the future, and know that together, IYF can make a massive impact on the today's youth.” Said Ms. Alyssa CHASSMAN.

Ms. Alyssa is young professional passionate about women’s rights, international development, peace & security, ending international conflict, and global politics. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Rights from Kingston University. She is experienced in both fundraising, communications, and academic writing in policy which makes her a competitive candidate with diverse and unique knowledge. She also a determined and ambitious worker with strong knowledge surrounding human rights, women’s rights, gender violence, poverty and injustice, prisoner rights, and regional issues, as well as experience in programme implementation, fundraising, and campaigns. 

Ms. Alyssa has wrote many publications about gender equality, human rights in Africa, human rights policy, international organization structure, women in the Middle East, women in terror organizations, genocide and political violence, gender violence, power-based personal violence, the Arab spring, women’s roles in religion, gender mainstreaming, abortion, prostitution, sex/human trafficking, and campaigning strategies.


The International Youth Federation is an international non-profit youth organizations network governed by the present Statutes and the Swiss Civil Code. It is neutral politically, and non-denominational, aim to empowering youth worldwide through improving the status of youth and promote cooperation between youth organizations in different countries.


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