I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. – Audre Lorde
Esther Wambui Kimani is the founder of Zamara Foundation, a feminist organization working towards strengthening the voices of women and girls in marginalized communities to challenge and transform the status quo. Esther has extensive experience in feminist leadership development, movement building for social change, advancement of women’s and girls’ rights, and advocacy. She is a founding member of the African Young Women and Advocacy Alliance, a network of young women leaders keen on influencing policy processes at regional and national levels. Esther currently works at Akina Mama wa Afrika as the sexual and reproductive health and rights programmer officer. Prior to joining AMwA, Esther worked as a Program Manager at Safe2choose and a program and Outreach Manager at the Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH). Esther was also the Executive Director of the Young Women’s Leadership Institute (YWLI), one of Africa’s Feminist Centres of Excellence (ACE) for young women’s leadership.
Esther is a passionate advocate for human rights, women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, equality, women’s health, sexuality, and HIV and AIDS. She managed five grants under the movement building and community activism portfolios at Coalition on Violence against Women (COVAW). Esther has over 9 years of experience in influencing global, regional, and national policies, human rights issues, sexual and reproductive health, program design, management, coordination implementation, and monitoring. Esther is passionate about the emancipation of women and their liberation from the yoke of oppression. Esther holds a Degree in Psychology from Egerton University and a Higher Diploma in Psychological Counselling from Kenya Methodist University.
Nick Name: Essy