Judy Lumumba

Judy Lumumba


As a community mobilizer, activist/advocate, , feminist and leadership mentor, Judy seeks to enable her community have a positive story of hundreds of young women who are innovative and earning decent income in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Gender Equality, Quality Education, Peace, Security and Justice. She is a Founder of Scars In my Voice (SIVO), a community based initiative that aim to achieve a long sustainable custom of young women speaking up, engaging and protecting their spaces.The initiative targets to empower young mothers from slums, women with disabilities and children. She is passionate about empowering young girls in her community to have and live a life of dignity despite their backgrounds, understand their value in the community, rights and role as woman in the society. She is an Alumnus of Young Africa Leadership Initiative(YALI) Regional Leadership Center, Emerging Voices Program, Emerging Leaders and The Moth Global Community. She volunteers at Hope Worldwide Kenya and Trickle- up, a C0mmunity Based Organization as Facilitator and Economic Empowerment Officer respectively.

Meet the fellow

Fellowship Experience

I used to view leadership in a different perspective but when I joined YELP I think my perspective has changed due to the readings we have been engaging with and the kind of diversity we have been having from different fellows.

I am looking forward to continuing with the reading culture that was planted in me during the fellowship.