Lineo Matlakala Nt’salong | 22 for 2022

The women's Rights Activist

Name : Lineo Matlakala Nt’salong

Institution : The Barali Foundation

Lineo Matlakala Nt’salong is the author of Pale ea Linyopa (Tales of a barren woman) which is a fictionalized version of her own struggles with infertility in a society where women are still judged by their ability to have children.

She is also the founder of The Barali Foundation a woman’s rights organization dealing with sexual and reproductive health rights. The foundation has exapnded their work to include gender based violence, human trafficking and early marriages.

 A 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow, Lineo is  currently an Obama Scholar at Columbia University in the city of New York.

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