Mrs. Bernadette Resian Loloju is the Chief Executive Officer of the Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Board in Kenya. Mrs Loloju is a passionate girl rights crusader and is committed to ending the practice of Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya by 2022 and eventually having a World that is free from FGM by 2030.
She has served in different capacities in the field of girls and women empowerment for over 15 years. Before her current portfolio, she worked with World Vision Kenya for 10 years before joining the Government of Kenya to serve at the Anti-FGM Board as the first Chief Executive Officer.
Through her efforts she has saved many girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage. As a survivor of FGM, she feels that it is possible for every girl in the world to be safe, so long as communities are fully engaged in the process of bringing the cut to an end. She also believe ending FGM will highly contribute to girls and women empowerment and realization of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.
She has a Master’s degree in Global Community Development from Southern Adventist University, Tennessee, USA and a degree in Community Development from Daystar University. She is also an alumna of the prestigious Alliance Girls High School in Kenya.