Fellows (2017 -2018)
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Ms Kolosa Nonkenge obtained a Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations and a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Political Science and International Relations both from Rhodes University. In her tenure as a student at Rhodes University, Kolosa occupied various student leadership positions and served as a Politics and International Relations Tutor (2015) and Community Engagement Officer for a student society (2012). She also participated in the Fort Hare Autumn School for university students a programme which seeks to enhance students critical thinking, leadership qualities and knowledge on Democracy and Political Economy. Since then Kolosa has worked at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) as an Advocacy fellow working in the areas of Transitional Justice, torture and Urban Violence.
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Mr Linganaden Murday holds a Bachelor of Arts in History with International Relations from the University of Mauritius, and has undertaken a Masters degree in International Law and Politics from University of Hull (UK). After undertaking his MA studies, Linganaden joined the University of Mauritius. Since then, he has taught modules like International institutions, Human rights in world politics and the Theories of international relations. His research interests include China-Africa relations, maritime security and Mauritian history.
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Ms Mamello Mosiana is an MPhil candidate in Justice and Transformation at the University of Cape Town, her previous education includes a BA in Political Studies, Economic History and Arabic Language and Literature (UCT) and a BA Honours specialisation in Justice and Transformation (UCT). Throughout her post-graduate studies Mamello has worked as Teaching Assistant at UCT and as a research assistant studying various topics in Transitional Justice, such as memorialisation, socio-economic justice, transformative reparations, women’s human rights and the drafting of Transitional Justice laws. Her work experience includes a remote internship with the International Center of Transitional Justice (ICTJ), a research assistant position for the former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Professor Rashida Manjoo, and an internship with the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR).
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Ms Fatou Bintou Sallah was called to The Gambian Bar in 2016 and holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of The Gambia. During her undergraduate years, she served in many leadership positions and did internships with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, The Gambian Ministry of Justice and a private law firm. She has also served as Assistant Secretary General of “Think Young Women”, a young women’s organization which works in promoting young women’s empowerment and reinforcing interventions in the fight against Sexual & Gender Based Violence through advocacy and trainings. She was also a 2015 YALI RLC Fellow.
Fatou currently serves as a First Class Magistrate in the Judiciary of The Gambia.
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Martha Nyalam Chatim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Legal sciences (BLS) and an LLB from the University of Mumbai. While undertaking her degree, Martha served in various leadership positions. One of which includes her positon as the secretary for the All India African Students Association. She also went through internship programs with different law firms in Mumbai.
After completing her studies, Martha started participating in civil society activities under the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) and eventually co-founded a youth organization called Youth Engagement for Sustainable Societies (YESS). The main purpose of this organization is to empower societies through the empowerment of refugee youth and children living in the Kakuma Refugee Camp. She also forms part of the Exiled Human Rights Defenders, a group of human rights defenders from the Eastern African region. This group was formed in Nairobi with the help of Peace Brigades International (PBI) with the aim of coordinating various human rights activities being carried out by the refugee human rights defenders in Nairobi. Martha is also a steering committee member of the very first initiative on human rights documentation in South Sudan called the Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HDRI) formed in 2016 in Dar es Salaam with the aim of documenting all human rights violations that have occurred since the outbreak of the 2013 civil war.
Martha currently works at YESS as the Executive Director and continues to work closely with South Sudanese civil society organizations on human rights issues.
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Soukaina Hamia is a founding member of Idmaj Neighbourhoods Association where she served as President for 6 years. In addition to her work with Idmaj, Soukaina is Deputy Director of Sidi Moumen Cultural Center.
Idmaj is an NGO that protects women, at risk kids and vulnerable youth who come from the underserved and marginalized ranks of society and runs Sidi Moumen Cultural Center. A community center that offers daily activities to more than 570 members from the slums a safe place to help them avoid delinquency, drug addiction and extremism through various projects.
Soukaina Hamia holds a double major bachelor degree in ‘’Management et communication des Organisations’’ and French Literature from Hassan II University, and a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. While undertaking her MA studies, Soukaina lived in Peshawar, Pakistan for months to do her field work and write a thesis entitled ‘’Can the Pashtun speak: A Critical Intervention in the Life and Politics of the Pashtuns in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border’’