An initiative to recognise the contribution of young people across the continent

On 22 November 2017, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in partnership with LEAD SA, will celebrate 10 young African activists (between the ages of 18 – 35), who are doing exceptional work in the Gender Justice Field.

Annually since the year 2000, the IJR hosts the prestigious Reconciliation awards ceremony where the Institute recognises and awards individuals or organisations pioneering in fostering reconciliation in their different communities and spheres.

Building on from last year’s succesful introduction of the Rising Shaper award where three young poeple who made an outstanding contribution to achieving nation-building and reconciliation were recognised, this year 10 young actvists were chosen from 47 public nominations.

The 10 activists were selected based on their understanding and work around the theme of gender in such a way that it reflects its (gender) nuances and complexities. Their work is in touch with the realities of gender-based violence in SA as well as other gender-related issues.

In no particular order, the 10 activists are:

Name Location
Humphrey Nabimanya Uganda
Wadi Ben-Hirki Northern Nigeria
Isaac Ejakhegbe Nigeria
Muneinazvo Kujeke Sub-Saharan Africa
Brian Mutebi Uganda
Juliana Kariri Zimbabwe
Aurea Mouzinho Angola
Omowumi Ogunrotimi Abuja, Nigeria
Koketso Moeti South Africa
Naleli Morojele South Africa

 

The selected activists will not receive a full award but a recognition, which will mainly be done through a carefully selected digital media campaign promoting their work and organisations to a large network within the civil society organisation, government and the general public.

The recognition and in-depth profiling of the above listed activists will run from 13 November – 17 November 2017 on both IJR and Lead SA’s digital platforms.

Be sure to follow this exciting campaign on the following platforms:

Facebook: Institute for Justice and Reconciliation / Lead SA

Twitter: @_IJR_ / @lead_sa

Website: www.ijr.org.za / www.leadsa.co.za

Media Enquiries/ Interview Request:

Gugu Nonjinge: 021 202 4071 E-mail: GNonjinge@ijr.org.za.