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Meet Josina Machel

Activist and Founder Kuhluka Movement

Ms. Josina Z. Machel holds an MSc degree in Sociology (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. Ms Machel is also the founder and director of Protect Her Life, an insurance company that seeks to support the safety of women who are subjected to unprecedented levels of gender-based violence. The company provides easily accessible tools to use in the event of abuse or an emergency, by providing comprehensive insurance and emergency assistance packages specially designed for women. The cover is underwritten by Capital Alliance, a division of the Liberty Life group. Ms Machel was recently elected to be the representative of Survivors of Violence, Mozambique, in the National Interim group at the European Union (EU) and 

United Nations (UN) new global Spotlight Initiative, which is 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. She was also nominated in to the Mama Albertina Sisulu 100 Women
of Fortitude. A group of 100 inspirational women who lead the campaign to encourage and revitalize the current generation of South Africans to continue MaSisulu’s legacy of activism to better our nation. This campaign will use the stories of the past and present heroines to inspire other women to take charge of their own development.


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