April 3, 2018

Isasiphinkosi Mdingi

Isasiphinkosi Mdingi of South Africa, 23, is a passionate young activist and leader based in rural South Africa. She is a prominent activist against sexual assault, gender-based violence, and other issues impacting young women. She is a key influencer among young adults on social media and has been retweeted by UN organizations and multiple media outlets. During her time as a student, Isa helped to draft a memorandum on how to abolish “rape culture” and sexual assault on campus. She delivered the document to the university’s dean and led a dialogue with university administration and the National Minister of Social Development, pushing for the creation of a formal policy to address sexual assault and domestic violence on campus.

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