Millicent Knopp




Nigel James

Placement Country: USA
Title: Communications and Youth Advocacy Officer
Partner: Together for Girls/UNAIDS
Health equity means recognizing access to healthcare as part of a larger spectrum of global equity and disparity. Understanding the range of unique existing contexts in which we work is the first step in enacting lasting and meaningful change!

Millicent Knopp hails from Kansas, USA. She is passionate about addressing gender inequalities in health systems, specifically the injustices of rollbacks and restrictions on the full and free access to sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls around the world. Millicent recently conducted a field practicum at Women's Global Network for Reproductive Rights in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. During her practicum, she supported the organization by connecting with grassroots community activists and partners throughout Africa through communications and outreach. She also drafted the organization's official advocacy statements for the UN's Commission on the Status of Women 62 and the Commission on Population and Development 51. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, woodworking, knitting, and reading oracle cards for her family and friends. She holds a Master of Arts from Brandeis University.