Caroline Hlatywayo is a gender justice specialist and social safeguards expert with 10 years of progressive experience in program leadership, strategy development, research, and strategic communication. Her passion is the amplification of the voice and agency of women and youths. Caroline’s thematic areas of expertise include Gender-based violence; women’s voice, leadership, and participation; social norm change and collective action. Caroline has worked with the United Nations Office for Project Services and various women’s organizations. Caroline holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies with a special focus on women and livelihoods security and a Master’s degree in Public Sector Management. Caroline is driven by the plight of women and youths and strives to raise the consciousness of women and girls of their own oppression. She is also an alumnus of the flagship Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI) under the Civic Leadership track. Caroline strives to raise the consciousness of women and girls of their own oppression through social and economic empowerment initiatives and serve as a catalyst in unsettling centuries of marginalization and give women the much-deserved platform to set themselves free and rise as equals.