Thuthukile Mbatha

Researcher

I’ve worked as a Researcher at SECTION27 since 8 January 2014.

I coordinate the sexual and reproductive health and rights work both locally and regionally. My work entails producing SRHR material for adolescents and young people, conducting workshops in schools and universities, working with higher education students on SRHR advocacy projects and actively participating regionally in shaping a world where SheDecides.

I stick around because I believe in the cause and in empowering people, especially young people to advocate for what is rightfully theirs.

A bit of my pre-SECTION27 background is that I am from Umlazi, South of Durban. I have a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Psychology and Anthropology. I also did a Master’s degree in Population Studies through the University of KwaZulu Natal. I worked for Maurice Webb Research Institute for a year as a Research Assistant. I was the 2017 South African AVAC fellow, where I advocated for access to PrEP for  students in higher education institutions.