Nailah John is President of Rise Hairouna which was formed in December 2020, she is a social and political activist. She is a born Canadian of a Vincentian father and Ugandan mother, she moved to St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the age of five years old. Nailah possesses a dire passion for humanity and social justice .
As a youth, she was a Brownie and then a Girl Guide in her teenage years. Nailah John is also President and Founder of Leave Out Violence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (LOVNSVG). Leave Out Violence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines focuses and advocates on the issues of gender based violence against women and children. Nailah dedicates much of her work to the empowerment of women and children through avenues of education, awareness and advocacy.
Her work includes lobbying to the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the passing of bills into legislation and amendments to legislation for the protection of women and children.
Justice is the indispensable companion of the truth. Accountability for crimes and gross violations, including individual accountability under criminal law, is key to reinstate public trust in justice and security institutions to rebuild the rule of law and sustainable peace.
RISE HAIROUNA aims to engage every Vincentian the world over, to pool resources, talents and knowledge in ensuring a sustainable environment in SVG for generations to come.