Education and Gender Inclusivity for Peace

Josephine Kulea

Event: Nairobi Peace Talks 2015
Location: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Date: 12/11/2015

Josephine Kulea, the founder of the Samburu Girls Foundation, describes how she came to challenge harmful cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and “beading”. She explains how pursuing education and gender inclusivity within the peace process can help to change communities.

Tags: Community,  Culture,  Education,  Gender,  Kenya,  Women,  Youth

Josephine Kulea

Women and children's rights activist

Josephine is the Founder and President of Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF). She is a courageous activist addressing harmful cultural practices facing children in the pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya. She rescues girls from female genital mutilation, child marriages and beading and takes all the rescued girls to boarding schools for education and safeguarding. Her tremendous work has been rewarded with numerous awards, and it has been recognized widely, including by President Obama.