@ Age 18
Our young human rights champion of the week
Posted 29th May 2020
Doha Khan is an 18-year old climate activist, based in Adelaide.
At 16, Doha was involved in co-founding the South Australian branch of the School Strike 4 Climate movement, inspired by Greta Thunberg.
She played a leading role in organising the Adelaide Global #ClimateStrike events in November 2018, March and September 2019 which saw close to 20,000 South Australians take to the streets in support for action on climate change.
After graduating in 2018 from Glenunga International High School, Doha ran for the Adelaide City Council in the Central Ward by-election, being one of the youngest candidates to ever contest the seat.
She is currently engaged in mentoring and building the capacity of student climate activists in Adelaide, and is working as the Co-ordinator for Fridays For Future SA to develop a campaign centred on the Fossil fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty and advocate for Governments to invest in a Green COVID-19 Recovery.
In the future, Doha wishes to continue working as an advocate on issues important to young people and the wider community, and hopes to work within the electoral system.