Rachael Mwikali

Women Rights Activist

Born and raised in Mathare slums in Nairobi, Mwikali is a grassroots women rights activist.She is also the convener /leader of Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders, a social movement for the Grassroots Activists /Human Rights Defenders, which enhances the work of defending Human Rights and Social Justice that is supported through Solidarity and capacity Building. She coordinates a Pan-African Grassroots Women Liberation Movement, which works to unite grassroots African women and empowers them to take up leadership positions. Rachael has been at the forefront in empowering women in informal settlements to take up leadership in the society. She works towards changing patriarchal systems and other societal systems that work against women.

She is motivated by the personal struggles she has undergone as a young woman growing up in an informal settlement.

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