Yolanda Dyantyi

Young Women’s Alliance Intern at Gender Links

Yolanda Dyantyi is a 21-year-old black woman and feminist from Johannesburg currently based in Soweto. Dyantyi was excluded from the university currently known as Rhodes, in Grahamstown, where she was one of the women who led the anti-rape protests in 2016. The protests aim/ed at calling for the systemic change to the institutionalized rape culture on campus and the perpetual violence against minority groups, mostly being women. She is currently serving her lifetime ban from the Academy although she is not allowing that aspect of her life to deter her as she continues to be a voice for gender activism and a militant against oppression.