About Itumeleng Letsoalo

Itumeleng is a Global Citizen fellow and a social justice activist who is passionate about women and girls and the LGBTQAI+ community. The young writer believes in the power of story telling to impact social change, and enjoys disrupting spaces where black queer women are mostly not welcome.

Stories

  1. Article: Almost 80% of Grade 4 Students Struggle to Read in South Africa. This Campaign Wants to Change That.

    Almost 80% of Grade 4 Students Struggle to Read in South Africa. This Campaign Wants to Change That.

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Nov. 12, 2019

    Nal’ibali wants 120,000 more South Africans to register for library cards in the next two months. Read more

  2. Article: Being Homosexual in Uganda Could Soon Be Punishable by Death

    Being Homosexual in Uganda Could Soon Be Punishable by Death

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Oct. 14, 2019

    The country would become the fifth in Africa to have such a severe punishment for homosexuality. Read more

  3. Article: It Could Soon Be Mandatory for South Africans to Be Trained in Sign Language

    It Could Soon Be Mandatory for South Africans to Be Trained in Sign Language

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Oct. 8, 2019

    The Pan South African Language Board is working to protect the rights of the Deaf community. Read more

  4. Article: Bonang Matheba Says No Girl Should Miss School Because of Her Period at Johannesburg Premiere of ‘ACTIVATE'

    Bonang Matheba Says No Girl Should Miss School Because of Her Period at Johannesburg Premiere of ‘ACTIVATE'

    By Itumeleng Letsoalo|Sept. 17, 2019

    You can tune in now to watch the new six-part documentary series, all about ending extreme poverty. Read more

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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