Jennifer Kuwa Henshaw
Jennfer Kuwa Henshaw is Executive Director of the Lesbian and Gay Association of Liberia (LEGAL), a rights-based organization that serves as the voice of the LGBTIQ Community and other vulnerable groups in Liberia. Here she oversees and coordinates the organization’s programs and strategic direction. Over the years, her work has improved the advocacy role of LEGAL nationally and internationally, and her work to engage stakeholders has increased their willingness to support policy changes beneficial to the LGBTIQ Community. As a feminist, Jennifer’s advocacy surrounding issues affecting the LGBTIQ community in Liberia including in the areas of access to justice for social protection under the rule of law, access to health and sexual and reproductive health rights, particularly under HIV and AIDS frameworks and prevention strategies, and other basic rights to protect stigmatized and marginalized members of the LGBTIQ community.