Khensani Motileni



I am a social justice activist and attorney whose passion lies in promoting legal awareness among the vulnerable and disenfranchised especially women, LGBTQI+ persons, children, and those differently abled. After completing my matric, I took a gap year and later enrolled for a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with the University of Fort Hare where I graduated as a Canon Collins Education Trust Scholar. During my studies, I served on the Law Student council and the Black Management Forum as the National Transformation and Academic Officer.

I worked at the Legal Resource Centre which is a human rights organization where I completed my community service as a Bertha Justice Fellow and was retained to practice as an attorney in the Forced Migration and Equality and Non-Discrimination focus areas. Before joining the Women’s Legal Centre where I work in the Equality In Relationships and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights focus areas, I was the head of research and policy at the Social Justice Coalition which is a social movement focused on advancing the lives and constitutional rights of Black poor and working-class communities in informal settlements.

I am an African feminist Macroeconomic Academy (AFMA) alumnus and have completed training on feminist trade policy and promoting a feminist approach to delivery and public services in Africa. I am also an alumnus of the Friederich Ebert Stifung – Fort Hare Autumn School (FHAS) for Social and Economic Democracy.

I am currently serving as a board member of Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children and hold a Master of Laws (LLM) in Public International Law from the University of London..

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