Director, Inua Dada Mashinani (IDM)
Bold Question: What if girls in northern Kenya have rights over their bodies and their future?
Pathway to Metis: Jillo Fugicha is an IT Specialist, a menstrual Health and Hygiene Management and training consultant, an FGM advocate, and the Founder and Executive Director of The Inua Dada Mashinani (IDM) organization. An organization that exists to advocate for the eradication of harmful cultural practices and promote education for the marginalized girl child and women empowerment in Marsabit county. Jillo has a rich background and over 5 years of experience specializing in Gender, Community Sexual reproductive health and rights, girls and women’s health, and Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). She is passionate about the emancipation of women and girls through education, addressing gender equality and sexual reproductive health rights, policy, and advocacy.
Jillo studied Information Technology at the Meru University of Science and Technology and Business Finance at European Business University in Luxembourg. Recently she was awarded for her efforts in empowering Women and the Girlchild in Marsabit County by Forgotten Bottom Millions (4BM), an organization that recognizes women who support women.
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