About Naomi Vulenywa Barasa
Naomi Vulenywa Barasa is a women’s human rights defender who grew up in Korogocho, the second largest slum in Kenya. She has been the Campaign Organizer for Amnesty International Kenya (AIK) since 2009. Naomi played a key role in the development, reviewing and lobbying for the Kenya Sexual Offenses Act 2006, the National Post Rape Care Guidelines 2005 and gender conformity in the draft Constitution (now The Constitution of Kenya 2010). She is currently involved in housing legislation and policy reforms through the National Task Force on the Housing Bill 2011 and Slum Policy 2012. She was named the 7th Bravest Woman in the World by UK magazine, Marie Claire.