Gender based violence activist
Keynote | Facilitation | Learning & Development
Ms. Josina Z. Machel holds an MSc degree in Sociolog y (Gender) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Social Science, Sociology and Political Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Following a horrific domestic violence attack that left her blind in one eye, Ms. Machel founded the Kuhluka Movement, a non-profit initiative that empowers women survivors of Gender – based violence, to which she dedicates her life.
Ms. Machel was recently elected to be the representative of Survivors of Violence, Mozambique, in the National Reference Group – Civil Society for the new global Spotlight Initiative, a new multi-year initiative by the EU and the UN which seeks to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and to bring focused attention to this issue, moving it into the spotlight and placing it at the Centre of efforts to achieve gender
equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
I may have lost my eye, but I have not lost my vision.”
-Josina Z. Machel