DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Sally Dimachki holds a Joint European Master's in Human Rights and Genocide Studies from Kingston University of London. She wrote her dissertation on the Failure of the international community to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. She has spent time living in France, Reunion Island, Syria and Canada, allowing her to develop a passion for international diplomacy and to become fluent in French, Arabic and English.
In 2012, she was selected as the delegate of France for the G(irls) 20 Summit where alongside the 20 other delegates, she produced a list of recommendations that were presented to the G20 leaders emphasizing the importance of including women and girls' rights in their negotiations. In 2017, she served as the Youth NGO Delegate on the official Canadian Government Delegation to the 61 st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Sally is currently the Project Coordinator of Refugee 613, a coalition of settlement agencies, sponsorship groups, lawyers, volunteers and local institutions, working together on refugee resettlement and integration in Ottawa. She is also on the Board of Directors of Immigrant Women Services Ottawa (IWSO) and the Chair of the Policy and Programs Committee.
She has previously worked at the National Judicial Institute, the Parliament of Canada and Nobel Women's Initiative.
As Director of Communications, Sally is responsible for managing YDC's internal and external communications, and for developing YDC's communications strategy.