A pursuer of justice for all humans, Glory A. Kilanko has committed her life’s work to working for the rights of the oppressed, poor, and disfranchised women in Africa. Glory A. Kilanko is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Women Watch Afrika, Inc. (WWA), an Atlanta based international non-profit social justice organization working for the elimination of all forms of discrimination and health disparity against women and girls. Ms. Kilanko is also a grassroots community activist with 39 years of experience working with women and children from diverse cultural background locally and internationally on various health issues.
Ms. Kilanko is a Certified HIV/AIDS educator, Certified Healthy Marriage & Healthy Relationship Trainer, Certified Heart Truth Champion, Motivational Speaker and Transformative Trainer. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Comparative Labor Studies and Gender Relations from Warwick University, United Kingdom, and Diploma in journalism from the London School of Journalism along with various professional certificates. Ms. Kilanko is the immediate past Co-Chair of Live Healthy DeKalb Coalition, (a coalition of 176 organizations and individual working to make DeKalb resident live healthier and better lives); President of the Women 4 Change Initiative in Diaspora, State of Georgia, and Board Member of WRFG 89.3FM Community Radio. She also served as the Stop Violence Against Women Coordinator for the State of Georgia Amnesty International; she is a Task Force member for DeKalb County Faith Based Domestic Violence Sub-Committee; Member of the Georgia Coalition Against Family Violence; Member – Georgia Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (GIRRC), Member- Piece by Piece – A Regional Housing Foreclosure Initiative and member of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
She is involved in many international movements to end all forms of violence against women including female genital mutilation, widowhood rites, HIV/AIDS as a form of violence against women, and forced and early marriages. She has participated in local, national, and international conferences on the rights of women and the girl child, and was a consultant to the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in the area of women’s right, violence against women and female genital mutilation. Ms. Kilanko has received several prestigious awards and recognitions, and continues to work towards reaching the goals of Women Watch Afrika, Inc.