Victoria Nyanjura is a women’s rights activist and the founder of Women in Action for Women. At 14, Victoria was kidnapped from her school by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army. While in captivity, she was subjected to abuse, but managed to escape. Thanks to her efforts, the government passed a transitional justice policy to help survivors. In 2018, Victoria was one of the recipients of the Navarra International Solidarity Award.
The mission of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is to recognize and celebrate courageous individuals all over the world lending a helping hand to those in need, often with no regard to their own safety and well-being. We are honored to shed light on extraordinary human rights defenders, medical workers, activists, humanitarians, and other brave modern-day heroes who give humanity hope for a brighter future and to raise global awareness of their daily work. This is especially crucial in times like these when solidarity is needed more than ever to alleviate human suffering.