Women Deliver has announced its Young Leaders Program Class of 2020, consisting of 300 diverse set of young people from all over the world. These changemakers have been chosen for their groundbreaking efforts advancing gender equality not just within their communities and countries, but all across the globe. And, one amazing trailblazer is Ananke’s amazing contributor and supporter, Liz Guantai.
Liz Guantai is a Human Rights and Gender Specialist from Nairobi, Kenya. Chosen to be a Women Deliver Young Leader (2020-22), she is a UN Women’s Empower Women Global Champion (2015-16). Liz is passionate about protection of the most vulnerable and access to social-economic rights. She works with INERELA+ Kenya, a Kenyan NGO that engages faith-based, rural and urban communities to promote human dignity, inclusion, social justice; end Gender Based Violence and HIV-based discrimination. Liz holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cape Town and a Post-graduate certificate in Human Rights Law and Sustainable Development from the University of Antwerp. She loves writing on women’s health and rights. Contributing to Ananke and Girls Globe publications, Liz is also part of the Global South Justice Team at Social Movement Technologies, a US based NGO, where she supports in training and campaign support of social movement organisations to build progressive power in the digital age.
Talking about human development, Liz says: “The progress of a people is dependent on how they treat the most vulnerable members. Let us create a world that is caring, equal, fair, and just to every person.
On joining Women Deliver, the young leader tells Ananke: “I am very excited to be selected as one of 300 Women Deliver Young Leaders for the 2020-22 cohort. Women Deliver is the biggest platform on gender equality and it is an absolute pleasure for my contribution to gender equality and the health and rights of women to be recognized as creating an impact to society. I believe that Women Deliver will give me the right mentorship, networks and opportunities to enable me generate greater impact as a young leader. I look forward to spend the next two years and beyond creating sustainable change in social-economic development by ending discrimination and violence against women and vulnerable groups.”
Images Credit: Liz Guantai