Ruth T. Farkollie is a social justice campaigner, social media marketer, and award winning entrepreneur.
Ruth volunteered at the Youth Assembly in 2020 and it shaped her personality and interest in global youth development. Since then, she has joined various campaigns aimed at addressing quality education, human rights and sexual gender-based violence, youth unemployment and environmental sustainability.
In 2020, She served as the head of Finance and Logistics of the Affiliation of Children and Women rights advocates in Liberia. In her role, she led fundraising strategies and mobilized resources to support a national movement demanding the Government of Liberia to declare rape a national emergency, address issues of SGBV, and strengthen the justice system. After a three days national protest, the Government declared rape a national emergency and designed a framework to end rape in Liberia. They also increased access to justice in rural communities to mitigate SGBV.
During the heat of the COVID-19 crisis in Liberia, Ruth also led a campaign with other young Liberians called the Super Heroes Fund Drive and supported health workers with Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). This action enhanced medical response in the fight against COVID in Liberia as they engaged citizens through a 1 million mask-up campaign to reduce the spread of the virus and support personal safety.
In her role as youth ambassador, Ruth looks forward to building upon her experience and representing youth effectively by leading initiatives around the SDGs that support social justice, reduce inequalities, promote inclusion, and accelerate youth empowerment.