Belinda Nehwoh - Nehwoh is a gender activist who works at AfrikaTikkun where she manages a staff of 80 at her centre in Braamfontein. She is a feminist/children’s rights activist. She has worked for People Opposing Women Abuse for 10 years, advocating for women’s rights in different positions. She has started programmes like the Young Urban Women/ Young Urban Men’s programme and the Anti Violence (AV) Buddies Clubs in her work her work has been presented at different platforms, nationally and internationally. Some of which are, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and the African Union (AU).
Fayez Tembon – Fayez is an environmentalist who currently works as the senior training officer for WESSA where she does a lot of project management. She is also a facilitator, assessor and moderator and also mentors young people in this area. Fayez has been a life science educator with Edenglen High School for 10years prior to joining WESSA. She has also lectured environmental sciences at the University of Johannesburg. Fayez is currently studying for her PhD in environmental management with a focus on waste management.
Gillian Atam – Gillian is a human rights activist who currently works as the country representative for Norwegian People’s Aid in South Africa and manages a regional programme from their offices. She has been in the development field for 15years and has overseen projects like hosting and organising of Nelson Mandela Children’s parliament when she worked at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Her expertise spans along human rights, democracy, governance, project management, monitoring and evaluation and her works takes her all over world. As an advocate for human rights she engages at all levels including SADC, African Union and United Nations.