Milly (MK) Khainza – Women Deliver

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2020

Milly (MK) Khainza

  • Age: 29
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We ought to fight for those whose voices can't be heard, to strive for a global community where inequality is unheard of, and a society where we can live in harmony with one another.

- Milly (MK) Khainza

Bio

Milly Khainza is a human rights advocate having graduated with a law degree. She is passionate about defending and advancing the rights of the girl child and women in general. She is the Executive Director and Founder at Send a Girl a community based organization whose mission is to improve the livelihood of girls and young women through advocacy for Gender Equality, Economic empowerment, Sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR), Human Rights and Political Participation. Projects worked on include; Monthly Maternal Health Camps for Teenage mothers, Tree Planting as future investment for Women.

She has received funding from Urgent Action Africa through Send A Girl to implement a campaign advocating for the participation of women and young girls in decisions pertaining to land use in the Sibanga sub-county of the Manafwa District, Uganda.

She recently is pursuing her master’s degree in Commercial Law at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where she hopes to attain knowledge through research on how to advance this cause.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

The need to build and promote systems that enable access for all individuals irrespective of gender, age, race or location to all services needed for basic human survival for today and future generations. We need systems and policies that out live individuals, governments and can stand the test of time. Sustainable system, we can evaluate from time to time to see if they are serving the community and this means every has to be involved from the leaders, policy makers to the community it's self and this takes a lot of capacity building.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I created a platform where both girls and women can share freely about what they are going through and collectively create solutions to these problems. I started on the paperwork to formalize this platform into an NGO when were put under lockdown due to COVID-19.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Traveling, eating, and learning news ways to better myself and those around me.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced)
  • Lugishu (Advanced)
  • Luganda (Advanced)
  • Kiswahili (Intermediate)
  • French (Beginner)

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Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Youth SDGs Fellowship