Dareen Abu Lail
United Nations Population Fund Jordan Country Office, Amman, Jordan
Dareen Abu Lail, BSc Nursing
RH Master Trainer in the Youth Peer Education Network (Y-PEER)
Y-PEER Coordinator in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) - Jordan Country Office
Y-PEER International Coordinator in Charge of Capacity Building
Welcome to my personal page!
I’m Dareen Abu Lail. I was born on the 6th of June 1989. I obtained my BSc in Nursing in 2011 from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. In 2009 I joined Y-PEER Network, which is a youth-led initiative pioneered by UNFPA and focuses on SRHR for adolescents and youth in general, as a peer educator. I then went all my way to be a focal point, and then elected to be the focal point in charge for Jordan to the formal representative of the network on the international level. In 2012, I was elected as the international coordinator and got assigned to the capacity-building area specifically, among the other tasks on the international and regional levels, and this position is a voluntary position for a term of 2 years. Since 2009, I became heavily involved in community work and voluntarism, and held a few freelance projects for working with young people and doing trainings; I also became engaged in research work with the Faculty of Nursing professors. After graduation, I was employed by organizations like ActionAid – Denmark and ACTED, and finally now in the Y-PEER network coordinator position for almost a year with UNFPA Jordan country office. It’s a youth-friendly place to host creative and hardworking youth.
I’m aiming to establish an evidence-based base for youth activism on advocacy for SRHR through empowering youth to be able to claim their rights using evidence and logical frameworks. Thus, they can arise to be decision-makers with sound educational levels and backgrounds, making youth–adult partnerships more effective by having science and research as a reference for community work, especially SRHR.