Nonhlanhla Mokwena

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Board Member: Executive

Nonhlanhla Mokwena

Nonhlanhla Mokwena has a BA (Social Work) HONS and a Development and Training Practitioner Certificate with UNISA. In 2015 completed her Master’s in Philosophy focusing on Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the University of Pretoria. She is the former Executive Director of People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA) and served in this position for 10 years. Nonhlanhla has dedicated her whole career towards advocating for the rights of women and girls and ensuring that services provided for survivors of based violence are provided with dignity and respect. She continues to work in the sector by providing mentoring and support to local organisations that provide services and prevent GBV.  She is now working with local GBV organisations in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng, and Mpumalanga to mitigate GBV and to ensure local stakeholder collaborate and work together to reduce and ultimately end GBV. Women’s rights remain a course that is very close to her heart.

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