Dates: 2018-2019
Recipient: Basant Motawi
Home Country: Egypt
Attended: University of Maryland
Major: PhD Candidate in Epidemiology and Public Health, Major in Gender Based Violence





Basant Motawi

Basant Motawi, MD , MPH is a health & safety specialist who graduated from Johns Hopkins University and has previously worked with the World Health Organization in Geneva. As a long time, youth advocate with over 3300+ hours clocked towards community development and engagement, Basant is the founder & CEO of Aspire, a youth led organization dedicated to ending violence against women in Egypt. Basant aspires to advance policies that empower women through her work. Her research uses epidemiological and statistical methods to identify risk factors for and strategies to prevent gender based violence.