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It isn't enough to talk about gender equality. One must believe and work at it to make gender equality a reality. To make a real difference, we must change public policies in line with stereotypes, attitudes, and behaviors to ensure equal opportunities that contribute to socioeconomic growth .
- Inviolah Nambi
Inviolah Nambi is a Ugandan female social worker and advocate for human rights, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools and Communities, Gender based violence, child labor and a Climate Change activist. Through Women Deliver, Inviolah as a young leader was awarded two project grants entitled ‘Engaging Duty Bearers and Right Holders to Eliminate and Respond to Gender Based Violence in Nakawa Division’ in 2021 and Advocating For Strengthening Of Child Labor Inspections And Monitoring As Well As Protection Of Children’s Rights in 2022. This elevated her advocacy skills, communication, managerial skills as well as writing skills. She is currently working with a local Non-Government Organization called Community Integrated Development Initiatives where she has been for over 4 years of community service as a project officer. Inviolah strives to contribute to improvements in availability, accessibility, utilization and quality of social services for communities in Uganda.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
The need to understand and disintegrate the meaning of Gender Equality ignited my pursuit for it. Growing up gender equality in perception meant women and equal representation of their rights hence leaving behind other vulnerable groups and the male counter parts. Inviolah believes to date that there are people who still have the same understanding. Through various mentorship procedures, she has come to understand that gender equality believes in equal representation for all with the same opportunities, rights and responsibilities in all areas of life. This has helped her to strategize her advocacy work as well as helping others people to understand gender equality.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
Through out her advocacy works, Inviolah has been able to advocate for the training of girls, boys and women in making reusable sanitary Pads in schools and communities where over 500 people trained hence it has contributed to the reduction of period poverty in schools. Advocating for quality education through improvement in WASH services in schools. Through the NTV people's parliament, she voiced WASH concerns in schools including the 1:100 toilet stance to pupil ratio in schools which has affected the education. She conducted an advocacy documentary on child labor which called government, parents , local leaders and child to action towards elimination of child labor. She also contributed to the elimination of Gender Based Violence through making visible GBV immediate support mechanism to Victim.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I am passionate about traveling, modeling and adventuring new places. I am also passionate about have conversation with little children who share genuine talks, smiles and honesty listening ear. I am looking forward to setting up a Day care Center and a Kindergarten due to my curiosity to learn from the toddlers hence any mentorship in this line is much welcome.
- Luganda (Advanced/Native)
- English (Intermediate)
- Swahili (Beginner)