Tabitha Saoyo Griffith

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights | Kenya

2019 New Voices Fellow

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Tabitha is a human rights lawyer in Kenya, who litigates on behalf of marginalized women. She specializes in issues related to safe abortion, forced sterilization of women, and sexual and gender-based violence. As a vocal advocate, she works hard to integrate constitutional and human rights changes into policies, laws, and frameworks. Through her work, Tabitha hopes to bring long-lasting change in Kenya and beyond. She says, “I believe that the narrative on abortion and other sexual and reproductive health rights needs to change. Far too long has abortion been stigmatized with negative stories of botched trials and women dying. Hardly does the narrative involve a happy woman who had a choice, received safe services and now has access to opportunities.”