Nuna Gleason is an intuitive counselor and empathetic storyteller from Kenya. She has a unique way of telling stories that shine a light on the oppressed while highlighting the beauty that can come from difficult situations. Nuna is passionate about empowering young women and giving them a voice in cultures that try to silence them. She holds a bachelor's degree in Counseling Psychology and a certificate in supporting individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illnesses. She is a certified global Empowerment self-defense instructor and therapeutic yoga teacher. Nuna's mission is to help people recognize the transformative power of their own stories.
Nuna is deeply committed to creating social change by challenging gendered ideologies and working with national leaders in government and non-governmental organizations to address the root causes of vulnerability. She aims to mobilize survivors and close gaps that marginalize victims of sexual violence. Nuna believes that every survivor should feel seen, heard, respected, and inspired to become their own hero. She also believes everyone has something to offer the world and a role in improving it.
Josephine became a volunteer social worker at Wounded Healers in 2019 because she firmly believed in the organization's mission to end sexual violence. Her goal was to support survivors throughout their healing and justice journey. She is a program manager, leading a passionate and talented team to ensure the organization's programmatic success and manage budgets for impactful outcomes. Josephine is dedicated to ending gender-based violence and creating safe communities for all. Her extensive experience in the field has allowed her to design and implement innovative programs that address the root cause of violence and empower survivors. She holds a higher social work and community development diploma from MT Kenya University. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family during her free time..
Faith is a remarkable activist dedicated to fighting for women's and children's rights. She firmly believes that no one should ever go through sexual violence and that every survivor deserves to be heard. With her psychology and child advocacy certificate, she has gained valuable experience in the humanitarian field. Her passion for this cause stems from her experiences in the informal settlement, Mukuru, where women and children face poverty and inequality. Faith envisions a world where women and children can freely express their voices and make decisions, especially in a patriarchal society. She firmly believes that no woman is truly free until all women are free, regardless of the type of shackles that bind them.
Ann Wangui is a passionate and dedicated individual with a Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology from Thika Technical and Social Work. Her commitment to justice and supporting survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse led her to join Wounded Healers International as a Case Manager. Ann provides reliable support to survivors on their journey toward healing and justice, drawing from her experience in the pharmacy industry, where she encountered many unreported cases of sexual violence and domestic abuse.
Ann enjoys listening to reggae music, catching up on the news, and spending quality time with her family in her free time.
To practice self-care, she engages in activities such as aerobics and enjoys hearing new ideas from others and watching TV shows.
Eddy Onyango, is aPeer Educator at Wounded Healers International for over three years. In addition to his work, Eddy is also an artist, footballer, and youth leader dedicated to community development.
Eddy leads a group of teenage boys in the community to end sexual violence through mentorship programs and football tournaments. His focus is to create an environment of equality and respect for all genders by providing access to opportunities for everyone.
Participating in youth leadership forums and community programs has helped Eddy become a more open-minded person who listens and learns from others' stories and experiences.
During his free time, Eddy enjoys working on his art brand, drawing and painting on canvas papers, or playing soccer in a local football league..
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