- Age: 24
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"Until we are all free no one is really free." Whether it's climate change, epidemics, refugee crises, or collapsing economies, it is imperative to consider that marginalized groups of people carry the burden of these problems on their backs. The solutions to these problems have to be cognizant of every shape the problem takes in order to truly be effective.
- Charlotte Musinga
Charlotte Musinga is originally from Uganda and currently lives in South Africa. She is currently working toward a Bachelor of Science in Construction Economics and Management at University of Cape Town. Charlotte is a Service Pillar Coordinator at The Genesis Movement, Core Team Leader of the Umoya Project, Core Team member of Simunye, Her Campus Society Creative Team volunteer and UCT Green Campus Initiative volunteer.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
The way the death of my father who was our family bread winner affected our whole family's trajectory made me realize that women needed to complete their education. I wanted to contribute to the effort of having every girl in and completing school.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I co-founded a club in my high school to empower young girls through leadership, science, volunteerism, fundraising, advocacy, and mentorship. I was the president of the club, and we raised over 1.5 million Uganda shillings in school fees for girls that were dropping out of school due to financial constraints and lack of feminine hygiene products. The club still runs today.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Baking, trying new recipes, plaiting hair, reading, and watching movies.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Rukiga (Advanced/Native)
- Runyankole (Advanced/Native)
- Luganda (Intermediate)
- French (Elementary)