Cinderella Anena

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Precinct Program: Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Date(s): Summer 2015

Cinderella Anena has three years’ experience in researching democracy, governance, sexual and reproductive health, and projects development. She currently works as a program assistant at the Uganda office of the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University (US) where she supports research, programming, and communications through gender transformative interventions including the Gender Roles, Equality and Transformation (GREAT) Project. Cinderella’s passion for women’s rights is drawn from Irene Gleeson, an Australian philanthropist whose foundation supports over 6,000 war-affected people in Northern Uganda and who Cinderella supported volunteering for the fundraising drive to complete Gleeson’s last project, a women’s hospital. She holds a first class Bachelors’ degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University and co-founded the Young Acholi Girls Initiative (YAGI), a social movement mentoring young women on alternative and transformative leadership. Upon completion of the Fellowship, she plans to advocate for popularization of Women’s’ Agenda and Gender Equality.


Blog Entries

Cinderella Anena – YALI Impact Story

Cinderella Anena is a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow from Kampala, Uganda. Cinderella is working to achieve gender equity in her home community and is excited to see how the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders will help her in that journey. She reminds us, “I am not here […]

WTJU Interviews Cinderella Anena, Precinct YALI Fellow

WTJU’s Julia Kudravetz interviewed YALI fellow Cinderella Anena on her advocacy work for girls and women in her home country of Uganda. Listen to Cinderella’s interview below or on Soundcloud.