Project Description

Dorcas is a women’s rights activist with a passion for transforming communities and spaces to be gender-equitable. Dorcas holds a BSc degree in environmental studies, community development, a diploma in governance and natural resource management, project management, and a certificate in business management and social work. With over 10 years of experience working in the non-governmental sector, she is currently leading vision, strategy, and growth at Moving the Goalposts, a unique sport-for-development organization that uses football to advocate for the rights of women and girls in rural communities in the coastal region. Previously, she worked with The Association for The Physical Disabled of Kenya as a community development worker and a social worker at Child Welfare- Mji Wa Salama Children’s home. She is a 2019 African Visionary Fellow, 2019 Vital Voices-Fortune 500 and US State Department Leadership Fellow, and a 2013 alumna of Feminist Leadership, Movement Building, and Rights Institute East Africa.

Moving the Goalposts

Dorcas Amakobe