Our very own phenominal woman

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The NPR, National Public Radio, based in the USA has recognized one of our very own, Malebogo Malefhe as one of the world’s phenomenal women in feminism. Malefhe is paralysed from the waste down but has not allowed this to turn her down. She has instead turned to support other women and stand against gender based violence.

When people find out that Malefhe uses a wheelchair because she was shot by her boyfriend, the first question they ask is: "What did you do to him?" Now Malefhe, who sustained eight bullets from her boyfriend of 10 years, wants to make sure that no woman who has faced domestic abuse is asked this question ever again. Since then, she has devoted herself to fighting gender-based violence in her native Botswana and teaching women that when men hurt them, it's not their fault. This year, the U.S. State Department gave her the 2017 International Women of Courage award.


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