Sihlesenkosi (Sihle) Dube – Women Deliver
2020

Sihlesenkosi (Sihle) Dube

  • Age: 27
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It is critically important to prepare young people to be active citizens in a democracy because young people have the power to transform a nation into a better place, and they also have the ability to lead their fellow citizens in the right direction.

- Sihlesenkosi (Sihle) Dube

Bio

Sihlesenkosi (Sihle) Dube was born and raised in Zimbabwe. She received a Bachelor of Science in Community Development from the Women’s University in Africa in 2018. Sihle is a volunteer at Gemstone International Foundation for Transformation and volunteer at Harare Central Prison.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

I am enthusiastic in achieving gender equality because there are so many girls in rural areas who do not attend school due to lack of sanitary wear. For that reason, I stand to help rural girls with better access to sanitary wear so as to yield better results education wise.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I consider distributing sanitary pads at Mkwabene High School in my rural home as my biggest win, as it is my dream to help girls without pads attend lessons in the same way boys do.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

Reading novels, exploring the world, and visiting places.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • ISindebele (Advanced/Native)
  • Shona (Intermediate)

Speaks On:

  • women's economic empowerment
  • menstrual hygiene management

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Environment certificate from Environment Africa

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