Simangele Mavundla
Lecturer, University of Venda

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Simangele Mavundla is passionate about youth development and empowerment. She currently is a lecturer at the University of Venda where she teaches Gender and the Law. Mavundla is a lifelong learner who studied national and international law and now pursuing her PhD studying with the University of KwaZulu-Natal on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights. She is researching on the topic: The rights of women living with HIV to be protected from gender based violence - A critical analysis of the legal framework in Swaziland. The study looks at whether the legal and policy framework is cognisant of nexus between gender based violence (GBV) and HIV in Swaziland; what are the experiences of women living with HIV regarding GBV and makes law and policy reforms on the law on HIV and GBV. She envisions a society where women (particularly young women) are free to reach their full potential and a gender balanced society where women and men have equal opportunities.


UNAOC Pillar

  • youth
  • education
  • migration

Areas of Focus

  • Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
  • Human Rights and the Rule of Law
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution


  • Advocacy
  • Research
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mentoring
  • Motivation
  • Networking
  • Reconciliation
  • Legal Advice
  • Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Team Building
  • Presentations
  • Proofreading
  • Speeches

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