Urban art for Hope is happy to welcome Wevyn Muganda who is a world-renown exclusive blogger as part of our team and partner.
Wevyn Muganda is a young human rights activist from Mombasa, Kenya. Through her blog, ‘Beyond the Lines’, she is changing and disrupting the narratives of violent extremism through raising awareness and educating the online community on how to enhance peace and security. She also has a film project, ‘Kauli Zetu Mtaani’ that seeks to amplify the unheard voices of young people in informal spaces through discussions on social issues.
She was involved in the development and the pilot implementation of the Mombasa County Action Plan for Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and the Rome Youth Call to Action. In March 2019, she received the ‘She Can’ award for her outstanding work in advancing human rights and increasing access to justice for women affected by violence.
Because of her experience in human rights, peace and security, she was invited to New York under the Presidency of Peru to brief the United Nations Security Council in July 2019 on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 2250 and 2419 on Youth, Peace, and Security.
Wevyn has an undergraduate degree in Actuarial Science. She is the Coordinator for Mutual Aid Kenya in Mombasa, a Covid-19 response initiative working with communities in informal settlements of Mombasa and Nairobi. She is part of UNDP’s Global Youth Program ‘16×16’ that supports 16 activists from all over the world in advancing SDG 16, a Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI) alumna and has participated in different programs such as the UNESCO APCEIU Global Citizenship program, DATA4CHAN.ge and the Digital Grassroots Program. She is the Deputy Secretary-General for the United Nations Youth Association of Kenya and serves in the Advisory Board for Mombasa Women Social Justice Centre and Kilifi Social Justice Centre.