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Achieving Gender Justice & Reconciliation - Koketso Moeti

Written by: Sithandwa Ngwetsheni

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.

Since the year 2000, the IJR hosts the prestigious Reconciliation awards ceremony where individuals or organisations are recognised for their contribution in advancing reconciliation across different spheres of society.

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

Koketso Moeti, **South Africa **

Koketso Moeti has worked for range of international and national organisations. She currently serves as the Founder and Executive Director of amandla.mobi a community of over 128, 000 people working to turn every cellphone into a democracy building tool.

She is also the Deputy Chairperson of the SOS Coalition and a 2017 Aspen Institute New Voices fellow. Koketso has a long background in civic activism and has over the years worked at the intersection of governance, communication and citizen action.

When she's not working, she can be found peddling words and has been published by the Mail & Guardian, City Press and Al Jazeera among others. Most importantly, Koketso has no sense of humour so don't bother trying to make jokes with her, it's a waste of both yours and her time.




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