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Asan Juma

2023 Fellow

VV Visionaries

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South Sudan

Focus Areas

Mentoring & Leadership
Youth & Girls Empowerment

Asan Juma is a Human Rights Defender, Co-Founder, and Executive Director of Rise Initiative for Women’s Rights Advocacy (RiWA), a feminist organization founded in 2019. They have over four years of experience in civic leadership, working with and providing comprehensive activism support to vulnerable communities across South Sudan.

Juma is a business school graduate in Uganda and has a diploma in Secretarial Studies. Juma has extensive experience working with rights and civil society organizations, including South Sudanese urban refugees in Uganda. Juma previously worked as a Finance Assistant with Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO), Executive Director at Access for All, Data Entry Officer and Secretary at the State Ministry of Education, and Private Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, respectively, in Wau, South Sudan.

“As a visionary leader, I aspire to build a strong network of educated young women and girls for a brighter future in South Sudan and beyond.”