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My name is Yasmina Benslimane, I am a 28-years-old young Moroccan woman. Like many of you, I don’t have a dream, I have many. Politics and International Relations have always fascinated me.

After studying Politics as a major in my undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University, Madrid, I have started to acquire the analytic skills to understand some of the complexities of our modern world. Politics are an opportunity to contribute to making a change in our troubled world. My interest in the field arose in my childhood thanks to both my grandparents who were politicians.               

Having evolved in an environment where political issues were always discussed, I considered the field at an early age. Therefore, knowledge and understanding of it was a genuine interest. It is also primordial as “In our age, there is no such thing as keeping out of politics, all issues are political issues” (Georges Orwell). Politics are often perceived as a corrupted milieu and as a way to gain money, power, and fame.

Today, few people can change this distorted vision and struggle for a better world. Our generation should strive to defend the right values: democracy, social justice, equality, and tolerance. There is still a long path to world peace. Everyone is part of the solution to achieve it, especially young women. Together, we can brave all the challenges. We can all make a difference.