Born and raised in Kenya, Felogene Anumo is a Pan Africanist and young feminist activist who is passionate about gender, racial and social justice with over eight years of experience in advancing gender equality through grassroots and online activism, research and capacity building of young feminists and women activists.
Felogene’s roots in the feminist movement were planted at the University of Nairobi where she served as the Women Students Chairperson across the 7 campuses. During her tenure, she launched the first Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Week and a pioneer magazine on young women’s and girls’ issues dubbed AlphaDiva. In 2011, she was awarded Young Woman Achiever by the students’ association.
With a passion for sexual and reproductive health and rights, youth leadership and combating violence against women and girls, Felogene advocates nationally, regionally and globally for recognition of women’s and girls’ human rights. Most importantly, Felogene believes that key contributions, lived experiences, perspectives, politics, needs and voices of young women and girls need to be heard and reflected in policies, programs and debates affecting them.
Felogene’s experience includes assessing gender and youth issues in legislation, policy and programmes, monitoring and evaluation and has done impact assessments of donor funded projects and programmes. She has authored the “Feminist Leadership and Development Curriculum for Adolescent Girls” and co-authored the, “Report on the Status of Ratification on the Rights of women in Africa.” She is a blogger with Girls Globe’ and a member of the African Youth Task Force on Post 2015 Development. She is currently managing the Young Feminist Activism Program at the Association for Women Rights in Development (AWID).
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Featured image photo credit: Zayira Ray / Girls’ Globe.
Video credit: Creative Director // Kimberly Graf, Film Director // Tiffany Jackman, Director of Photography / Editing // Skyler Whitehead, Whirlwind Productions LLC