Benenden Six One (Year 12) student Claudia has been included in the Women of the World Foundation’s Young Leaders Directory.
Claudia’s inclusion comes off the back of her highly proactive mental health advocacy and her role as the youngest person to ever to be appointed to Amnesty International’s Children’s Human Rights Network, chairing its subgroup on mental health provision since 2022.
Previously, Claudia’s diligent effort to raise awareness around mental health and the impact of social media and harmful online content has included presenting a BBC documentary on the topic, among other appearances on television and radio.
On the subject of mental health, Claudia has said: “We need to start to have more open and honest conversations from a young age, so we can deepen our understanding of mental health and in particular the impact that social media has upon it.
“I want to encourage more people to feel they can speak about their experiences so that mental health can be something discussed openly and without fear.”
The Women of the World foundation is a charity dedicated to establishing gender equality on a global scale, promoting their goals through festivals, events, school programmes and more.
Its Young Leaders list is described as “a directory of incredible young activities, leaders and campaigners. These girls and non-binary young leaders are working to change the world across issues including social justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, climate action, education activism, disability rights and gender equality.” The full list can be viewed here.