Women’s Rights Activist Lucinda Evans has been named one of the BBC 100 Women of 2019! She was listed under the “Identity” category.
Cape Town, South Africa – Lucinda Evans has worked tirelessly for women’s rights in South Africa and she is receiving the recognition she deserves.
Lucinda has been named one of the BBC 100 Women of 2019. She has been featured amongst greats like Greta Thunberg and other women who are driving change on behalf of women. She is the only South African who made the list this year.
Lucinda was listed for being an emerging voice for women by leading nationwide marches, rallying thousands of women in the streets of Cape Town, challenging the government to translate policy into action. She did so to speak out against the rising murder and rape rates in South Africa.
She founded Philisa Abafazi Bethu (Heal our Women), a non-profit organisation which offers services such as counselling, safe houses and forming search committees for kidnapped girls.
Her focus is to protect women and girls from being abused. She set up a safe house in Lavender Hill to give the women opportunities to turn their lives around and no longer have to live in fear.
The BBC 100 Women of 2019 asked each woman what would the future look like if it were driven by women? Lucinda said,
“My hopes, as a Khoisan woman, are that we will one day be freed from violence against our bodies, and the bodies of our daughters, sisters, mothers and aunties. I hope that one day we will have a female president. For this, I will continue to advocate and rise in pain to power.”
You can follow Lucinda’s organisation on Facebook here.