Fighting for women’s rights in the slums of Nairobi
How can young women become leaders in their community and achieve social change? How can one fight drug abuse and rape, early pregnancies, lack of sanitation and school drop-outs? Hear a grassroots activist from the informal settlement Mathare in Nairobi share her experiences.Utökad beskrivning av samhällsfrågan
Motivated by the injustices she experienced growing up Rachael became a grassroots activist for social change in her community, where she still lives. Rachael will speak about the many obstacles that hold young women in the settlements back, and share her story in an inspiring talk. Rachael Mwikali Mueni from Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders is the laureate of the 2016 Lobbyist for Change Award, an award initiated by We Effect. She has been appointed by a jury consisting of former Prime Minister Ingvar Carlsson (S), MP Birgitta Ohlsson (L), former Archbishop KG Hammar, Nicklas Lundblad, European Head of Public Affairs at Google, Anneli Rogeman, CEO We Effect, and Maria Teresa Fernandez and Grace Mtonga, prominent grassroots lobbyists in Nicaragua and Zambia. Journalist Karin Alfredsson will lead the seminar where Rachael will discuss grassroots activism with Anneli Rogeman, CEO, We Effect, and Niclas Ericsson, Communication Officer, We Effect.
- Rachael Mwikali Mueni, grassroots activist, Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders
- Karin Alfredsson, journalist
- Anneli Rogeman, vd, We Effect
- Niclas Ericsson, kommunikatör, We Effect