Assistant Director, Resource Center for Women and Girls
Ms Nyawira Wahito holds a Master’s in Security, Leadership and Society from King’s College London and a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Philosophy from the University of Nairobi. Nyawira is an alumnus of the African Leadership Centre Scholar’s program and the Resource Center for Women and Girls’ (RCWG) Girls’ Empowerment Retreats.
Nyawira currently serves as the assistant director at RCWG where she is undergoing coaching and mentoring to serve as the next Director. She is a passionate feminist young women’s rights activist with over 11 years’ experience spanning from her work with adolescent girls and young women from rural disadvantaged and underserved backgrounds in Kenya.
Through her work with young women and girls in Kenya, Ivy has influenced and impacted many the constituents she works with at the grassroots level where she has worked extensively. In 2014, Nyawira was one of the young women awarded a one-year Washa fellowship to work on a Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) project with a special focus on Healthy Menstrual practices and in 2017, she was invited to be a Tuwezeshe Akina Dada fellow to work on a SRHR project focusing on building safe structures for girls in rural government schools.
Nyawira was also among one of the young people selected at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Youth dialogue to rapporteur and make a presentation to the Executive Director of UN Women. Nyawira’s research interests have been influenced by her passion for advocating for the rights of young women and girls and they include: Gender and Leadership, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and Gender and Security.