Ruth Ouedraogo, a teacher by profession and a politician, was born in Burkina Faso in 1987. She is a married woman with three children.
She enrolled in the National School of Primary Teachers after receiving her Brevet d’Etudes du Premier Cycle in 2008. She received her diploma after completing a year of training and an internship. With this diploma, she entered the public sector as a young primary school teacher in 2009. She received her certificate of pedagogical ability after five years of work. Ruth has been a grassroots organizer since 2003 and is now a member of her party’s executive, responsible for organizing women civil officials in the provinces of Passoré and Yatenga. She was nominated General Secretary of Liberal Women in Yatenga Province at her party’s conference in 2019. She was active in the campaign team and the first substitute candidate on her party’s list in Yatenga province for the combined legislative and presidential elections in 2020.
She is particularly involved in associations defending human rights and encouraging the socio-economic development of women in rural areas, in addition to her political activism.
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