Basadi Ba Molao translated from Setswana means "Women of Law"

Women of Wonder

To kickstart, we are running a social media campaign of the *WOMEN OF WONDER*.

These women, all around Africa, are aligned to the agenda that which we all are fighting for – transformation, gender equality, and the empowerment of women! You are not fighting alone, we are not fighting alone, ALL women in alignment with the agenda of Basadi Ba Molao are fighting through their own journeys and endeavours.

From Africa to the world, every work by every woman done, will all come together as a collective movement to the change and transformation we will see.

Dr. Athaliah Molokomme

Dr. Molokomme, was the first Attorney General of Botswana in 2005 until 2017. She has also been committed to advocacy for womens’ rights at conferences, workshops, and seminars around the world. Dr. Molokomme was appointed as the Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations in Geneva and the Ambassador to Switzerland in May 2018. Dr. Molokomme’s great feats all reflect her strong values of fairness, justice, and equality. She has truly proven that determination, commitment, and a strong set of values can help one achieve any goal, no matter how challenging.

MS Justice Mandisa Maya

In May 2017, she became the first woman President of the Supreme Court of Appeal. She has been a member of the Black Lawyers Association, the National Association for Democratic Lawyers and the Commonwealth Association of Law Reform Agencies. In 2004, she founded the South African Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges and remains actively involved as a member of this organisation.

Ms. Glanis Changachirere

Ms. Changachirere is a Zimbabwean women’s rights activist and is the founding Director of the Institute for Young Women Development (IYWD) and the founding co-ordinator of the African Women Leaders Forum. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Zimbabwean chapter of the United Nations, Women-supported African Women Leaders Network.

Ms. Alice Banze

An Executive Director of the Gender and Sustainable Development Association and a member of the United Nations Women-supported African Women Leaders Network. In December 2020, Ms. Banze was the elected member of the National Elections Commission with the support of the Women’s Forum – an umbrella grouping of Mozambican women’s rights organisations.

Judge Monageng

Judge Monageng, a Botswana national, served as a High Court Judge in the Republic of Gambia and the Kingdom of Swaziland before joining the International Criminal Court in 2009. She served for nine years, before becoming the first Vice President in 2012.

She is a member of many International Organisations, such as: The International Association of Women Judges, The International Commission of Jurists, and The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.

She was elected Judge Monageng, as she holds extensive experience in human rights promotion and protection, serving as a member of the African Commission as Chairperson. She also chaired the Commission’s Follow-up Committee on torture and inhumane treatment.

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