Irene //Garoës is a Feminist and a community mobiliser from a small village called Leonardville in the eastern part of Namibia. She is passionate about  feminist movement building on the rural level with marginalised groups of women in Namibia. She works with women’s rights organizations (indigenous women, women who live under customary law, lesbian and rural women) and trains young people on issues of human rights, Sexual Reproductive and Human Rights (SRHR), conflict resolution and healing from violence using alternative methods, as well as organizing and coordinating training’s with life skills teachers and religious leaders, training young women in self-defense, public performances, writing,  feminist transformative  leadership and movement building. Irene enjoys poetry, storytelling, film-making and loves getting to know different cultures, dogs and gardening. Irene is Country Coordinator for One Billion Rising Namibia.