- Country / Conflict-Affected Area: Kenya
- Position: National Vice Chairperson
- Organization: Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization
- Expertise: Countering Violent Extremism, Democracy, Political Participation, and Governance, Gender Perspective, Peacebuilding, Women's Rights
Sureya Roble-Hersi is a women’s rights activist and national vice chairperson of the Mombasa-based Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO), a nonprofit voluntary women’s organization established to improve the quality of life of women and youth living in rural Kenyan communities. The organization’s projects address peacebuilding, conflict management, and gender and governance. Since 2013, the organization’s work has focused on countering violent extremism, aiming to empower women to identify signs of violent extremism and engage with young people to discuss ways to build a cohesive community. Ms. Roble-Hersi has served as a panelist at several UN and international fora on the topic of violent extremism, including a special meeting of the UN Counterterrorism Committee on the topic of women and countering violent extremism in September 2015.
Last Updated: March 2017