About Itumeleng Letsoalo

Itumeleng is a Global Citizen fellow and a social justice activist who is passionate about women and girls and the LGBTQI+ community. Inspired by Ava Duvernay, she believes in storytelling as a powerful tool for change.

Stories

  1. Article: #SandtonShutdown: Hundreds of Protesters March in Johannesburg to End Gender-Based Violence

    #SandtonShutdown: Hundreds of Protesters March in Johannesburg to End Gender-Based Violence

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe  and  Itumeleng Letsoalo|Sept. 13, 2019

    Global Citizen joined the march, which shut down Johannesburg's Stock Exchange. Read more

  2. Article: Watch This Banned Video of Charlize Theron on Gender Violence in South Africa 20 Years Ago

    Watch This Banned Video of Charlize Theron on Gender Violence in South Africa 20 Years Ago

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Sept. 10, 2019

    The chilling video is still so relevant today, as South Africa is gripped by protests. Read more

  3. Article: South African Global Citizens Donate 2,600 Books to Help Promote a Culture of Reading
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    South African Global Citizens Donate 2,600 Books to Help Promote a Culture of Reading

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Sept. 9, 2019

    Global Citizen marked International Literacy Day with a celebration of kids' access to education. Read more

  4. Article: Harry & Meghan Just Shouted Out Amazing African Organisations You Should Definitely Know About

    Harry & Meghan Just Shouted Out Amazing African Organisations You Should Definitely Know About

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Sept. 3, 2019

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are coming to Africa. Read more

  5. Article: Meet the First Openly Queer Miss South Africa Contestant

    Meet the First Openly Queer Miss South Africa Contestant

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 28, 2019

    Sibabalwe Gcilitshana talks pride, representation, and beauty pageants with Global Citizen. Read more

  6. Article: South African School Girls to Get HPV Vaccine to Protect Against Cervical Cancer

    South African School Girls to Get HPV Vaccine to Protect Against Cervical Cancer

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 13, 2019

    The hope is to reach 30,000 girls by the end of September. Read more

  7. Article: 5 of the Most Inspiring Female Characters From South Africa’s Favourite TV Shows

    5 of the Most Inspiring Female Characters From South Africa’s Favourite TV Shows

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 9, 2019

    TV shows should have characters that reflect the diversity of their audiences. Read more

  8. Article: This Animated Series Teaches Children About the South African Constitution

    This Animated Series Teaches Children About the South African Constitution

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 7, 2019

    The less people know about their rights, the less access they have to them. Read more

  9. Article: How One Transgender Woman Navigates Being Trans at Work in South Africa

    How One Transgender Woman Navigates Being Trans at Work in South Africa

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Aug. 1, 2019

    As one woman from Soweto tells Global Citizen, discrimination is often worst in the workplace. Read more

  10. Article: South Africa's Limpopo Province Pledges to Eradicate Pit Toilets From All Schools in a Year

    South Africa's Limpopo Province Pledges to Eradicate Pit Toilets From All Schools in a Year

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|July 31, 2019

    National outrage was sparked against pit toilets after the deaths of several children. Read more