Quarraisha Abdool Karim
Quarraisha Abdool Karim is an infectious diseases epidemiologist, Associate Scientific Director of CAPRISA, UNAIDS Special Ambassador for Adolescents and HIV, Professor in Clinical Epidemiology, Columbia University
L. Leigh-Ann van der Merwe
L. Leigh-Ann van der Merwe is a self-identified South African coloured transgender woman. She is the founder and director of Social, Health and Empowerment Feminist Collective, an organisation working to bring the political voice of transgender women into research, praxis, and advocacy.
Caroline Bunga Idembe
Caroline Bunga Idembe is a lawyer by profession and a human rights activist with 27 years of experience and a wide range of experience in peacebuilding and conflict resolution, women rights, governance, social protection, networking, and partnership development, disability programming, training, gender, legal, human rights, economic empowerment, project planning, and management.
Candice Chirwa is an author, gender activist, and thought leader. Better known as the Minister of Menstruation, her activism is led by the belief that menstruators deserve fundamental human rights.
Kanyisa Booi is the founder and campaign manager at the social enterprise - Matriarch and Sons. Her work is in the intersection between human rights and community development with a special focus on Sexual and Reproductive Justice- this includes gender violence and domestic violence.
Professor Mzikazi Nduna
Prof Mzikazi Nduna is an esteemed South African academic and consultant with expansive experience as an educator, trainer, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Thuthukile Mbatha is a Regional Advocacy Officer at AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA). She is a sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) activist with a particular interest in HIV prevention.
Mthembu currently holds a position of Deputy Director for research and policy analysis in the Ministry in the Presidency Responsible for women, youth and persons with disabilities.