Event Title

Empowering Underrepresented Populations in Global Health and Development

Speaker

Ruth Kimani

Streaming Media

Description

Empowerment processes within and among rightsholders is an essential first step before expressing and raising one’s voice. Investments towards such processes should therefore be very intentional, to ensure inclusion of voices that have remained underrepresented in development processes. Unequal power dynamic exists between the donor and the grantee which often inhibits the self-empowerment processes. In the lecture, I will showcase such efforts made through the Voice grant facility particularly in reaching sexual and gender minorities in countries that have discriminative laws.

About the Lecturer: Ruth Kimani is the Regional Roving grants Coordinator, for the Voice Program, Africa Region. She holds a Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management. She is passionate about social justice. She has the ability to motivate and inspire individuals in identifying their potential and power to challenge norms and status quo. In her vast experience in community development, she has managed to promote positive change in communities and individuals through advocacy, empowered by compassion.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

20-11-2019 11:30 AM

End Date

20-11-2019 12:50 PM

Location

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Resource Type

Moving image

Duration

45:34

Title of Series

World Issues Forum

Genre/Form

lectures

Contributing Repository

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies

Program

World Issues Forum

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Mental health services; Minorities--Mental health services; Discrimination; Sex discrimination

Type

Moving Image

Keywords

Social justice, Community development, Empowerment

Rights

This resource is displayed for educational purposes only and may be subject to U.S. and international copyright laws.

Language

English

Format

video/mp4

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Nov 20th, 11:30 AM Nov 20th, 12:50 PM

Empowering Underrepresented Populations in Global Health and Development

Fairhaven College Auditorium

Empowerment processes within and among rightsholders is an essential first step before expressing and raising one’s voice. Investments towards such processes should therefore be very intentional, to ensure inclusion of voices that have remained underrepresented in development processes. Unequal power dynamic exists between the donor and the grantee which often inhibits the self-empowerment processes. In the lecture, I will showcase such efforts made through the Voice grant facility particularly in reaching sexual and gender minorities in countries that have discriminative laws.

About the Lecturer: Ruth Kimani is the Regional Roving grants Coordinator, for the Voice Program, Africa Region. She holds a Master’s Degree in Project Planning and Management. She is passionate about social justice. She has the ability to motivate and inspire individuals in identifying their potential and power to challenge norms and status quo. In her vast experience in community development, she has managed to promote positive change in communities and individuals through advocacy, empowered by compassion.