Salome Nthenya Nzuki is a 24 year old feminist with a thirst for a just and equitable world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Gender Development studies and Sociology from Kenyatta University.

Salome has been involved in advocacy work on promoting gender equity and equality for over two years now. She advocates for elimination of unfair and discriminatory practices towards women such as sexual and gender based violence and challenges the patriarchal system. Recently she sensitized public transport crew on the need for a violence free public transport system in partnership with Equality Now and National Transport and Safety Authority, Kenya, in line with the 16 Days of Activism theme of making the world safer for women.

She pens articles on gender issues with a view to spreading the message on the need to embrace gender equity and equality. She has been published by ‘Nairobi Law Monthly’ a Kenyan publication on legal issues, human rights and political developments. Salome is currently Wellbeing for Women Africa youth partner contributing advocacy content on gender issues. She is a member of African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) a Pan-African organization working to advance women’s rights.

Salome is a believer and crusader of feminist leadership. She believes there is need for cooperation between men and women, equal distribution of power and control over and access to resources.  In August 2017 she ran for member of county assembly seat in Machakos County, Kenya, but lost narrowly. Currently she is looking to economically empower women in her community through skills training and savings. She asserts that when you empower a woman, you power the heart of humanity.

  

Articles:

Why Do Women Stay in Violent Relationships?

A Bloody Catastrophe: The Real Cost of Menstruation

Ending HIV/AIDS in Kenya through Gender Equality

Combating HIV Through Pre- and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis: Myths and Misconceptions Busted