Ayesha Mago

Research Associate. Gender & Human Rights Specialist

South Africa, India

Ayesha has worked for two decades as a feminist researcher, activist, and trainer and focused extensively on the rights of women, children, and adolescents in the context of discrimination, sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV and AIDS and access to justice. Her work has included comprehensive research, analysis and writing on laws and legal frameworks related to trafficking for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation as well as those that either protect or reinforce discrimination against marginalised communities in South and Southeast Asia and Southern Africa. As a trainer, she has worked with thousands of young people in South Asia and South Africa on issues including sexuality, consent, violence, and sexual harassment and has created training curricula on comprehensive sexuality education. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University, NY and is a trained mediator accredited by the Bar Council of England and the Law Society. Ayesha is the Global Advocacy Director for SVRI

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