Hanifa Nakiryowa, MID, has inspired and activated health advocates around the world. The JHF Global Health Associate has strengthened services and supports for acid attack survivors, strived to prevent such violence in the first place, and now advances WHAMglobal's mission of reducing maternal mortality and supporting mothers through the entirety of their care.
In June, Nakiryowa shared her story and galvanized women's health and domestic violence activists from coast to coast. On June 4, she delivered a keynote speech about the power of women and collective community support during the Jewish Women's Foundation of Greater Pittsburgh Annual Meeting. Then, on June 27, she was an honored guest and speaker during the Jenesse Center Imagine party and fundraiser, which was held in Los Angeles, CA. The Jenesse Center is a non-profit domestic violence and intervention organization that provides culturally-sensitive programs and services.