UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, in association with SPACE International and SERP (The Sexual Exploitation Research Project) are delighted to present a Seminar featuring Mickey Meji, a South African Survivor of the Sex trade and a leading women's Rights Activist and Advocate
Location: UCD Humanities Institute Ireland, Building no 30, Seminar Room (H.204) 2nd Floor, Belfield, Dublin 4
About the speaker: Mickey Meji (Nomonde Mihlali Meji) is a South African survivor of the sex trade and leading women’s rights activist and advocate in South Africa. Mickey has presented at both national and international conferences including the 5th South African AIDS Conference, as well as presenting the findings of her own research at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). She has experience in speaking and writing for traditional media and social media, representing an advocacy strategy to change legislation and behaviour in this aspect of human rights. Mickey has sat as a representative on national, regional and international policy making bodies and spaces including the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board NGO Delegation (Africa Delegate) and the South African National AIDS Council SANAC (Sector Leader), has also represented and presented at national, regional and international conferences.Mickey is passionate about the rights of women and girls in prostitution and strives to abolish prostitution in South Africa, Africa, and the world. She works with women and young people to raise an awareness on the dangers of prostitution in a bid to prevent others from experiencing what she has experienced. It is this passion that has seen Mickey collaborating with other survivors in forming the first ever survivor movement in Africa, and the formation of her newly founded organisation Survivor Empowerment & Support Programme. She has a vision of a world where no woman or girl is bought, sold and exploited. Her values are Freedom, Justice & Equality.
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