SCI Fellow Alice Mogwe is an experienced activist from Botswana who has led that country’s Centre for Human Rights (Ditshwanelo) for over 20 years. Alice’s activism has seen her campaign on issues such as violations of the indigenous peoples, sexual orientation and gender identity, the organising of domestic workers and challenging the use of the death penalty.
She is using her fellowship to reflect on and document both her personal experience and learning of social change work in Botswana and Southern Africa, as well as the experiences of other activists. In particular, she wishes to develop an understanding of models of African leadership in the human rights field.
Alice spoke at the TEDxGaborone event in March 2017 and in a light but serious manner, she shared her stories of exclusion, self-discovery and her leadership philosophy which is guided by Africa’s values of Botho.