WOSWA, Women Students Mentorship Association: The Board of Directors

An organization is as strong as its leadership. At WOSWA we believe in having a strong leadership and being led by a strong team and board members who guide our women empowerment agenda.

 Dr. Anne Assey is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi

Dr. Anne Assey

Dr. Anne Achieng Aseey is a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi, ODEL campus, a Fellow, Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and British Nigeria Education Trust (BNET at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State Nigeria. She is a member of the World Society of Victimology (WSV) More>>

Mary Ojwang - WOSWA Patron

Mary Ojwang

Mary Ojwang has been very active in supporting women empowerment, zero teen pregnancy in various primary schools, secondary schools and universities across Kenya. She has over 10 years experience in women empowerment. She is an award winner for All African Students Union (AASU) SheGame Awards 2020 for gender equality champions. More>>

Nina Hanssen from Norway, WOSWA Board Member

Reyna Faride Pena Castillo

REYNA FARIDE PEÑA CASTILL is a professor in the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México.She is a Member of the State Committee for Victims Attention of the south-southeast of Mexico that monitors the transparency of State compensation to crime victims... More >>

 Dr. Anne Assey is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi

Nina Hanssen

Nina Hanssen is an experienced and passionate strategic thinker in the fields of human and social development. An award-winning journalist, Nina has visited many countries to study and analyze labour market trends, health sector developments and women’s rights. More>>

MaryAnne Ojwang - WOSWA Patron

Zibah Nwako

Zibah Nwako is a doctoral researcher at the School of Education, University of Bristol in England. Her main interests are in gender justice, personal wellbeing and development, the cross-cultural and international student experience, non-formal learning, and participatory research methodologies. More>>

Nina Hanssen from Norway, WOSWA Board Member

Sarah A Simons

Sarah A. Simons, is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Society of Victimology (WSV) and founding Chairperson of All-Africa Criminal Justice Society..For over twenty-five years she has been involved in victim support in criminal justice systems on three continents. More >>

Dr Marygorety Akinyi Otieno

Dr. Marygorety Akinyi Otieno

Research Associate/Lecturer African Women Studies Centre, University of Nairobi, Kenya.She holds a doctor of Philosophy (Inclusive Education) Research Title: Exploring forms of gender basedviolence learners in specific institutions face; a case study of three special schools in Nairobi County: More>>

Angie Mwangangi UoN WOSWA Chair

Angie Mwangangi - UoN WOSWA Chair

Angie Mwangangi is the University of Nairobi WOSWA Chairperson, Year 2020. She has been involved in Zero Teen Pregnancy, Campus Me Too Campaigns and several gender advocacy workshops

Joy Shamah Moi University WOSWA Chairperson

Joy Sharmah - Moi University WOSWA Chair

Joy Sharmah has been involved in socioeconomic empowerment of female students in Moi University. Establishment of a social welfare club for young mothers on campus, addressing menstrual and reproductive health issues, Mobilizing cancer screening, Gender based violence education and awareness, sensitizing female students on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases