Cora Weiss Peacebuilding Fellow
Wevyn Muganda is a social justice activist and community organizer from Mombasa, Kenya. She is currently based in New York where she works with the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders as a Cora Weiss Peacebuilding Fellow. She is the Founder of Isirika, a grassroots social enterprise in Mombasa that brings young people together to care for one another and connect them to opportunities for action to achieve social justice.
She is a Founding Board member of the Mombasa Women Social Justice Centre, the first women-led social justice centre for women’s rights in Kenya. She is a member of the Youth Advisory Team of Generation Unlimited; the world’s biggest public private partnership for young people. Wevyn is part of UNDP’s Global Youth Initiative ‘16×16’ that supports 16 activists from all over the world in advancing SDG 16. She has received awards for her activism including the ‘She Can’ award for her outstanding work in advancing human rights and increasing access to justice for women affected by violence. In 2019, she briefed the UN Security Council in New York on the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda. In 2020, she co-initiated Mutual Aid Kenya, a Covid-19 response initiative providing essential supplies and enhancing political participation amongst communities in informal settlements of Mombasa and Nairobi.
Wevyn has an undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science and is currently studying Leadership, Organizing and Action at the Harvard Kennedy School.