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Episode 040: Severina Lemachokoti on Female Genital Mutilation

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Severina Lemachokoti is an outspoken advocate for gender equity and reducing FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). She is a sought-after women’s leader who has spoken at the UN, Africa Regional Conference on Women, and speaks and facilitates convenings to bolster the rights of indigenous peoples, human rights activism, and trauma and conflict resolution.

In this episode, Severina talks about her experience with FGM and how she became an outspoken advocate for gender equality around the world.

Highlights:

  • The inspiration behind Severina’s commitment to gender equity
  • How to respect cultural traditions while also advocating for a change in behavior when it comes to FGM
  • Severina’s personal experience with FGM and her work advocating for change

Connect: 

Contact Severina via email at severinalem@gmail.com

Watch Tradition by Severina on YouTube

Bio:

Severina Lemachokoti is an outspoken advocate for gender equity and reducing FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). She is a sought-after women’s leader who has spoken at the UN, Africa Regional Conference on Women and girls. Severina speaks and facilitates convenings to bolster the rights of indigenous peoples, human rights activism, trauma and conflict resolution.

Severina’s educational background includes Counseling Psychology and Sociology, with a minor in Women’s Studies and a Masters Degree Liberal Arts. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Administration at Wichita State University.

Severina serves on the Board of Samburu Women Trust as chair person, Days for Girls International Board and is a member of the Indigenous Women Council of Kenya. She has been volunteering with Days for Girls since 2016 and is a champion for menstrual equity around the globe.

 

Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is Chief Development & Communications Officer at Days for Girls International. She is also the host of The Days for Girls Podcast. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University in Communications and a Master’s degree in Strategic Communications from The University of Oregon. She is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business Nonprofit MBA program.