About Hlumelo Siphe Williams

Hlumelo Siphe Williams is a Global Citizen contributor based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Writing is a big part of her life and she has written for a number of blogs, magazines, and other online platforms. Hlumelo spends her time reading, writing, and making great memories with family and friends. She is particularly interested in gender, and youth education.

Stories

  1. Article: This Instagram Model Is Changing Perspectives of Tribal Scars in Africa
    Girls & Women

    This Instagram Model Is Changing Perspectives of Tribal Scars in Africa

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 31, 2018

    Nigerian Adetutu Alabi has been teased her whole life for her markings — now she’s fighting back. Read more

  2. Article: This 23-Year-Old Activist Is Inspiring Other Young People in Zambia to 'Take the Nation Forward'
    Food & Hunger

    This 23-Year-Old Activist Is Inspiring Other Young People in Zambia to 'Take the Nation Forward'

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 26, 2018

    Maxwell Mumba has been working to drive change since school, and now he’s making his fight global. Read more

  3. Article: These South African Women Are Using Menstruation Cups to Change the World
    Water & Sanitation

    These South African Women Are Using Menstruation Cups to Change the World

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 25, 2018

    In Africa, 1 in 10 girls are having their education interrupted because of their periods. Read more

  4. Article: What Is the Spirit of Ubuntu — and How Can We Have It in Our Lives?
    Citizenship

    What Is the Spirit of Ubuntu — and How Can We Have It in Our Lives?

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 19, 2018

    We all have a lot to learn from this beautiful southern African philosophy. Read more

  5. Article: This Organisation Makes Dreams Come True for Children With Life-Threatening Illnesses in South Africa
    PartnerHealth

    This Organisation Makes Dreams Come True for Children With Life-Threatening Illnesses in South Africa

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 19, 2018

    Thousands of children’s dreams have already become reality — and there’s a lot more to come. Read more

  6. Article: This Pop-Up Clinic Is Changing the Way Communities in South Africa View Health Care
    PartnerHealth

    This Pop-Up Clinic Is Changing the Way Communities in South Africa View Health Care

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Oct. 9, 2018

    Its four young creators wanted to make a difference in their communities. Read more

  7. Article: Lead Me As I Lead You: The Movement for a Society That Takes Care of Everyone
    Citizenship

    Lead Me As I Lead You: The Movement for a Society That Takes Care of Everyone

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Sept. 25, 2018

    Global Citizen went to a cleanup for Heritage Day weekend, to find out what it's all about. Read more

  8. Article: 4 Powerful African Women You Need to Know
    Girls & Women

    4 Powerful African Women You Need to Know

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Sept. 21, 2018

    In all sectors, women are being completely amazing. Read more

  9. Article: This Incredible South African Organisation Is Empowering Young People Through Art
    Education

    This Incredible South African Organisation Is Empowering Young People Through Art

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Sept. 12, 2018

    During the 2010 World Cup, the organisation Lalela was born. Read more

  10. Article: Mandela's Legacy Lives on in South Africa Through Its Young People
    OpinionCitizenship

    Mandela's Legacy Lives on in South Africa Through Its Young People

    By Hlumelo Siphe Williams|Aug. 24, 2018

    On the year that marks 100 years since Mandela's birth, his legacy still thrives and inspires. Read more