Rebecca Sibanda joins us as part of the Tinzwe Media and World Arts Agency, In My 20s collaborative project.
Rebecca Sibanda is a Zimbabwean born, South African based constitutional law and human rights expert. She is a fierce advocate for the rights of vulnerable women and children and the equitable access of socio-economic rights for all. Rebecca spent six years in the non-profit constitutional law arena and during that time, used writing as an information and advocacy tool. She was involved in the drafting of the legal amendments that extend paternity leave to fathers, and produced an annual document that evaluated the state’s commitment to protecting and promoting human rights. Rebecca was also involved in the pioneering of a high school constitutional education program to equip young people with human rights information. Rebecca recently ventured out on her own as a legal consultant and researcher in the political and legislative space. As a constitutional law commentator, she believes that the law must be made simple and comprehensible for all. You can catch her on radio and television breaking down the constitution and its application.
Rebecca has a master’s in human rights and international law and believes that access to the internet is a human right, particularly in an increasingly digital world. She hopes to investigate this in future research. She is a knowledge seeker and believes that everyone reserves the right to change their minds when presented with new information. Rebecca is also a wine enthusiast and blogger and founder of #BeccasWineSwap – a wine education movement aimed at demystifying wine for the average consumer.