Mercy Jerop

Mercy Jerop

International Peace Studies, 2025


Mercy Jerop is a strong advocate for peace and equality in society. With seven years of experience, she has been dedicated to promoting equal access to education and empowering women to participate in decision-making processes, peacebuilding initiatives, and leadership roles.

Mercy has served as the executive director of Rural Women Peace Link, a grassroots, women-led peace peacebuilding organization responding to the needs of women and girls during conflict and emergencies in Kenya. Her efforts focused on fostering peace, upholding human rights, and advancing gender equality for sustainable development in Kenya.

Mercy’s commitment to promoting peace and humanitarian action led her to participate as a panelist in the Global Women’s Forum for Peace and Humanitarian Action in February 2020, held in Vienna, Austria. During this event, she contributed to setting priorities leading up to the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security. She is a graduate of Moi University in Kenya. Mercy is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.