Terrence (Terry) Moyo
- Age: 29
- | He/him/his
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Gender inequality is an evil that permeates through even the most advanced societies. It is a rot that undermines global citizenry and civil harmony, preventing us from addressing and impacting relevant societal change. As young people growing in an everchanging world, who better to effect this change?
- Terrence (Terry) Moyo
Terrence (Terry) Moyo was born and raised in Zimbabwe. He received a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Rhodes University in 2019. As a Key Populations DSD Assistant at Population Services International, Zimbabwe, Terrence is responsible for reaching out to targeted key populations community members, contacts, and children and facilitating HIV testing, creating awareness and supplying information on HIV patient retention, and counseling and providing psychosocial support. As a Peer Educator at Sexual Rights Centre, he is responsible for linking men who have sex with men (MSM) to testing services, condom and lubricant distribution, and awareness of HIV-related issues and sexual and reproductive health and rights topics. Additionally, Terrence is an Enhanced Peer Mobilizer at Sexual Rights Centre and Assistant Tutor at Assumption Centre.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
I am a gay man in Africa. I know too well what being marginalized feels like. I know and understand the many problems that affect young women who are also at an increased risk of acquiring HIV just like me. I have younger sisters, and I hope for a better future for them and an empowered, accepting world. I also believe that as a member of a marginalized sexual community, it is in my best interest to collaborate with women.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I am an avid tennis fan and amateur player. I stan Serena and Venus Williams. Lover of music (Beyonce), movies, and books (JK Rowling).
- English (Advanced/Native)
- IsiNdebele (Advanced/Native)
- Zulu (Intermediate)
- Shona (Elementary)
- LGBT+ rights
- HIV prevention
- PrEP intervention
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Certificate in Peer Mentoring from Rhodes University Trojan Academic Initiative
- MPACT First Aid