Malin Johannson, statement by the representative of Sweden and a youth representative, at the 2011 High Level Meeting on Youth (New York, 25 – 26 July 2011).
Malin Johansson, aged 24, is the Swedish Youth Delegate. She is currently studying Global Development in Stockholm, Sweden. She is the president of Stockholm Deaf Youth Association and also very active in Swedish Deaf Youth Association. Malin works hard for all parts of society to be accessible for everyone, and for everyone to be able to participate on equal terms. She loves travelling and lived in India for four months where she worked as a volunteer at a Deaf school in Bangalore, which was one of the greatest experiences of her life. She has also worked at world camps for children and youths in Norway and Venezuela. One year ago she was part of Program Committee for the Nordic Culture Festival for Deaf. Her primary political focus is of course the youth perspective, but also rights for people with disabilities although she has many other political priorities as well, such as gender equality and anti-discrimination on all grounds.