Social Justice, Mission-Driven Leaders Join HU Board of Trustees
Humanity United announced today that Rajasvini Bhansali and Purity Kagwiria have been appointed to serve as members of the philanthropic organization’s Board of Trustees.
Humanity United supports and works alongside partners who are working to advance human dignity and change the systems that enable violent conflict and human exploitation around the world. Together, we strive to foster a more inclusive, free, and peaceful world where all people have an opportunity to flourish.
The new board members exemplify that spirit.
Rajasvini (Vini) Bhansali is the Executive Director of Solidaire Network and Solidaire Action, a community of donor organizers mobilizing critical resources to the frontlines of social justice. She is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and has served on several philanthropic and international boards. Vini is a passionate advocate for participatory grassroots-led power building and a lifelong student of social movements.
Purity Kagwiria is a feminist and a social justice activist and story weaver based in Nairobi, Kenya. She is a senior Fellow at Purposeful and the immediate former Director of The With & For Girls Fund and Collective. She was previously executive director of Akili Dada, a leadership incubator for girls & young women. She has also been a Board member and advisory committee member for several mission-driven organizations. Purity is passionate about girls’ freedom and enabling young women to access spaces to advance themselves and their communities.
“Vini and Purity each bring deep human rights and governance experience, as well as DEIJ expertise,” said Srik Gopal, HU’s Managing Partner. “They both exemplify HU’s mission of partnering with those who are working to advance human dignity and change the systems that enable violent conflict and human exploitation around the world.”
“As we work to grow and uphold conditions that create more mutual thriving, our organization and board will benefit from the expansive wisdom of our new Board members, Vini and Purity. We are so grateful to be partners in this global effort to ensure dignity and safety for all,” said HU Founder and Board Chair, Pam Omidyar.