“This year we are #RaisingTheVibration and inviting every citizen to take a pledge to use respectful dialogue to resolve issues instead of violence.” – Colani Hlatjwako

COLANI HLATJWAKO is the Africa Regional Coordinator of the One Billion Rising Campaign. Currently, Colani coordinates 17 countries (Swaziland/Eswatini, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Lesotho, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Togo, Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Malawi, Gabon, Cameroon, Rwanda and Namibia) for One Billion Rising. She is also National Director for Women and Law in Southern Africa-Eswatini chapter. Colani is an accredited Member of the Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (FemWise-Africa) within the African Union, and Founder of Liphimbo Labomake Eswatini/ women’s coalition in Swaziland.

She is an activist and determined feminist leader who is passionate about women’s rights, gender equality, and strengthening women’s capacities to advance socially, economically and politically in Swaziland and across Africa. She believes in inclusive and democratic environment that promotes the respect of human rights.