Sarah Schlitz is the Secretary of State for Equal Opportunities, Gender Equality and Diversity in the first gender-equal Belgian federal government. She is also proud to be the first Secretary of State with this portfolio in the Belgian political history.
A member of the Green Party, she is committed to social and environmental justice and has been involved in grassroot citizen movements at the cross-section of ecology, social issues and feminism.
Prior to her government appointment, she served for 2 years as a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament working on women's rights, mobility and climate issues. From 2012 to 2019 she served as the city council councilor in Liège. Sarah Schlitz holds a Master in Political Science and Urban Spatial Planning.