We are excited to have our East Africa Regional Director, Ms. Eva Mwai featured as Apolitical Top 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in the world, 2021. Eva was among the over 1,100 nominees drawn from both public and private sectors around the world.
She was featured under the Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights theme due to her commitment to providing Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights services to mobile workers including; truck drivers, sex workers, and the communities they interact with.
The Apolitical list honors and celebrates people of all genders working on gender policy and making the world more equitable, whether through their influence; policy-making, public service, research, philanthropy, advocacy, activism or however else.
Eva has worked as a leader and manager in the NGO sector for more than 20 years and has managed a wide range of programmes in both rural and urban set-ups.
As the Regional Director for East Africa, Eva provides strategic direction and leadership in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and prevention of gender-based violence programming which has seen our clinics serve nearly 108,745 clients across our Blue Box Clinics in 2019.
Since the early years of her career, Eva has been a strong advocate for deserving populations. She is passionate about the last mile health and an advocate for the health rights of girls and women. She strongly believes that local communities have the capability of designing and implementing programmes that have a positive impact on their lives.
This year, Apolitical were celebrating people working on the following six themes, which are critical for achieving gender equality. These six themes form the backbone of the Generation Equality Forum convened by UN Women and co-hosted by the governments of Mexico and France in partnership with civil society:
- Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
- Economic Justice and Rights
- Bodily Autonomy and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)
- Feminist Action for Climate Justice
- Technology and Innovation for Gender Equality
- Feminist Movements and Leadership
As North Star, we are delighted about this achievement and sincerely thank Eva for her commitment and devotion to serving the deserving population in the community.