The Programme Manager of the North-West Migrants Forum has been selected by the SDLP as a new Councillor for the Derry City and Strabane District Council.
Lilian Seenoi-Barr who has been a strong voice for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, will represent the Foyleside area.
She has also been a lifelong human rights campaigner with experience fighting for Maasai women and girl’s rights.
In 1999, she co-founded the Maasai education discovery-brides rescue project to rescue young girls from early forced marriage and female genital mutilation; working with others to challenge the Kenyan government to introduce laws that protect the rights of woman and girls and access to free primary education for deprived communities.
Lilian Seenoi-Barr says she wants to help inspire a new generation of people to see and believe in the power of politics to change people’s lives.
She says her mission as a councillor will be to address and face down inequality wherever we find it, whether it is in health waiting lists, the investment we receive or the way people are treated.