Nomtika Mjwana

25 Years Old  ·  From South Africa

Key Areas of Interest

Abortion, Sexwork Decriminalisaton, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Hormonal Contraception and HIV, HIV Prevention, Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Policy Implementation.

Relevant Experience

Nomtika sits on the steering committee of the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJCZA), and is the current Communications and Advocacy Manager. Her work includes digital and traditional media monitoring (social media, website, clipping interviews, e-lists etc.), as well Public Relations (press statements, position papers etc). In her advocacy, she sits on the National Population Unit task team, and has advocated at the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Commission for Population Development (CPD). A vocal advocate for active youth involvement, she opened a plenary session at the International Conference on Family Planning in 2016, consulted with the World Health Organization on SRHR programming for adoelscent girls and young women, works with the International AIDS Society as Youth Champions for Key Populations, and is a member of the ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Network in South Africa.

Additional Information

Nomtika also works extensively [independently] as a Peer Educator on HIV Prevention and Sex Education. She is a blogger, video blogger and podcaster on holisitic reproductive justice. She is also a member of the International Youth Alliance on Family Planning, and she is on the LEARN Global Reference Group for PrEP.

Nomtika loves a good cup of Ceylon tea, cartoons, good music, enjoys family time and is a new soccer fan (yay Liverpool!).