Thobeka Gigaba

Human Rights Activist
South Africa

UAS Survey Leader for
Gender-Based Violence
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Thobeka Gigaba is a Human Rights Peace Activist that specializes in Criminology and Political Science within her academia. She is known for her humanitarian passions which have led her in many projects including being the founder of a campaign known as "Justice 4 Saudi Women "that has so far gathered the support of 28,000 people around the globe.

The campaign involves her challenging the Male Guardianship System that affects the female population within Saudi Arabia. Henceforth, she handles individual cases of female victims ranging from those seeking asylum to those who have been falsely imprisoned for going against their guardians.
The procedures that Thobeka undertakes includes corresponding with high profile officials who work for organizations such as Amnesty International, United Nations Human Rights Council, The European Parliament and individual activists within the MENA region for the purposes of creating conversation, awareness and solution strategies. In addition, Thobeka is a representative of the Free Saudi Women Coalition under Women's March Global

Thobeka is also a Human Rights blogger in her spare time in which she writes about the atrocities taking place on a worldwide spectrum and engages in new projects such as the Libyan slavery crisis as well as the GBV crisis in South Africa of which the opportunity awarded her to be the Ambassador and Chapter Leader of Women's March Global Johannesburg, South Africa. The first Women's March entity to be introduced in Southern Africa.

Thobeka is an individual who enjoys working with people and would often stand behind the shadows to give others the opportunity to lead, at the same time her presence is indisputable when she has to stand her ground on behalf of the oppressed. Engaging and learning to serve others gracefully is one of her biggest strengths in which is said to have formed from her growing Christian identity.

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