Equality/Rights

Country: Uganda
Organization: Terrewode

Starting in the Teso sub-region of northern Uganda, Alice Emasu is transforming the social architecture of largely patriarchal rural communities by enabling women to be land owners. Alice believes that unlocking the ability of rural farming women to own land is absolutely critical to their economic development. 

Country: Uganda

Lillian Keene-Mugerwa promotes and defends labor rights in Uganda, placing particular emphasis on the rights of marginalized workers in the informal sector.

Country: Kenya
Organization: CREAW

In Kenya, Ann Njogu has paved the way for women who are the victims of sexual and gender based violence to find justice and for the innocent to be protected. A serial entrepreneur, she has done this by organizing creative grassroots media campaigns and by sharing simplified versions of relevant laws and legislation like the Sexual Offences Act. Over the past decade, Ann has emerged as a...

Country: Uganda

Father Paul Okoth is curbing domestic abuse by implementing a series of male-focused psychological, social, and economic interventions that go beyond traditional and largely ineffective punitive measures. His men’s clubs are already playing a significant role in protecting women and reconciling families, reducing domestic violence, and promoting economic development.

Country: Kenya

Starting in Kenya’s urban slums, Stella is building diverse networks of support for young unwed mothers, to keep them healthy, educated, and integrated into society.

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