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.