Panel Discussion: Gender, Justice, and Resistance

Date: 22 Oct 2022

Time: 3:30pm

Venue: The Commune

Join us as we discuss women’s role in activism and social justice.

Candice Chirwa is a South African author, activist, and thought leader affectionately known as the Minister of Menstruation.

Candice’s activism is led by the belief that women, girls, and vulnerable groups deserve fundamental human rights. This belief has informed her academic background as she educates communities on menstruation through her award-winning NGO Qrate. Candice has been recognised on global and local platforms for her contribution around changing the disempowering narrative around period stigma.

Alicia Jooste is passionate about moving people to action through creative and innovative digital tactics and campaigns. She is currently working as the Activism Coordinator at Amnesty International South Africa where she designs, manages and implements digital campaigns with a focus on the right to water, climate justice, gender-based violence, and service delivery.

Zaharah Msomi is an intersectional activist, final year law student and an AKF Youth Club member. Her passions lie in human rights, particularly in social justice and gender equality. Her biggest role model is Malcolm X, who she believes is one of the greatest revolutionaries. Zaharah is also and avid reader, jazz and art fanatic and fierce lover of nature and harbours the greatest love for full moons and sunsets.