Mawethu Nkolomba is the Research and Communications Officer at the Human Rights Institute Of South Africa (HURISA). Nkosana is also the founder of The Black Love Association, a social dialogue and events platform aimed at “popularising intersectional politics and implementing the ‘safe space’ ideal through photography, poetry, music, screenings and dialogues,” he explains. He has previously worked as a copywriter and BlackBerry ambassador. Nkosana is an Auwal Socio-Economic Research Institute (ASRI) Future Leader 2016 fellow, part of The SA Human Rights Defender Network, A COP17 2011 Youth delegate, and former member of WASO. He is now the research and communications officer at the Human Rights Institute of South Africa. He was recently invited to the NGO Forum and 60th session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights in Niger where among other activities he presented the state of South African human rights. He has a passion for the advancement of women’s and girls’ rights and works with various organisations to campaign and make policy changes to ensure gender-based violence and the feminisation of poverty is combated and that the Maputo Protocol on women’s rights is fully adopted by all states that ratified it.