WHAMglobal team member Hanifa Nakiryowa was recently featured in a Pittwire article, highlighting her work as an activist for human rights and acid attack survivors.
Hanifa is the founder of the Kampala-based Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burns Violence (CERESAV). Hanifa is an acid attack survivor who has used her voice to advance human rights in a number of areas. In 2012, she founded CERESAV in order to provide medical and emotional support to acid attack survivors. The organization also rasises awareness and strives to prevent future violence through legislative change. In 2015, Hanifa was awarded an H.J. Heinz Fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center. She recently graduated from Pitt with a Master's degree in International Development. Hanifa continues her role as President of CERESAV, while working with the WHAMglobal team on a number of women's health issues, including maternal mortality.
We encourage you to read more about Hanifa's story in the Pitt Wire: https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/news/international-development-alumna-survivor-acid-attack-advances-human-rights