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Vivienne Mentor-Lalu

Regional Coordinator
South Africa

Vivienne Mentor-Lalu is a feminist activist committed to defending and advancing womxn’s rights and social justice. She has experience as a facilitator grounded in popular education and supporting the work of collectives, coalitions and collaborations. Her work and activism have taken place South Africa and the USA. Vivienne studied at the University of the Western Cape and completed a degree in social work. She has worked on issues like violence against women and gender-based violence; violence against children and children’s rights; sex worker rights; government accountability and public participation; and feminist governance. Vivienne has worked with a range of different approaches including law and policy reform; monitoring and tracking state performance; research; and organising and mobilising. She has a firm belief in structural violence and womxn’s intersectional experiences of oppression. Vivienne lives with her daughter in Cape Town and is fortunate to have many of her family living in the same city who she does not get to spend as much time with as she would like. She can also cook a mean curry.

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