Njeri Wa Migwi, Founder Usikimye Foundation. [PHOTO: COURTESY]

Human Rights and Social Justice

Njeri is the Founder Usikimye Foundation, a human rights and social justice organization.

Njeri, a GBV survivor, endured physical assault, heartaches, and injuries for 15 years before she got the courage to speak up against abuse.

She suffered partial hearing loss from physical abuse. The first incident of abuse was by a boyfriend who slapped her when she was only a teenager.

Following the patterns of abuse, Njeri was inspired to open up a safe haven for GBV survivors. Usikimye Foundation runs The Haven, a transitional safe house for survivors of SGBV. The Haven provides safe and secure short-term accommodation for women and children escaping from GBV.

She started by hosting 4 women, she then saw the need to expand the home to rescue more women, educate them, and empower them.