UHAI-The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
Wanja is a queer, African feminist and a firm believer in human rights and social justice. She is Executive Director of UHAI EASHRI, the only African activist-owned and led LGBTI and sex worker rights fund on a continent where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by jail sentence in 36 countries, where transactional sex is largely illegal, and where the rights of transgender and intersex people are routinely violated. UHAI - The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative - makes grants and runs capacity-building and mentorship programs for LGBTI and sex worker organizations across East Africa. Wanja’s mission is to nurture grassroots activism around sexuality, identity, and rights in Africa, moving society toward equality and non-discrimination. She previously worked for a variety of NGOs in East Africa, India and Pakistan, where she managed community development projects.