Lucy Minayo, Capacity Building Manager for Africa


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Lucy joined the Center in 2017 and is responsible for the Center’s capacity building work in Africa. She works with the regional team to build the capacity of and connections among, a broad range of actors such as lawyers, advocates, judges, government officials, universities, law firms, bar associations, and other stakeholders to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Lucy came from Ipas Africa Alliance where she led regional advocacy and capacity building engagements on abortion with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, the Pan African Parliament, the African Union and civil society. She worked closely with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa to launch the Campaign for the Decriminalization of Abortion in Africa and was instrumental in mobilizing diverse actors to engage with the campaign. Prior to that, Lucy worked at the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and FIDA Kenya. She also served as an investigator in the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan in 2014.

Lucy received her LLB and MA in Gender and Development from the University of Nairobi.