Nicky Le Roux is a senior program officer in the foundation’s Southern Africa office focusing on Gender, Race and Ethnic Justice. An intersectional African feminist, she has a passion for womxn’s rights, particularly violence against womxn. Anti-racism and anti-capitalism frame her thinking and approach. Working across the African continent on intersectional womxn’s issues and the violence they experience showed her their incredible vulnerability and resilience. She is dedicated to the establishment of women’s spaces to create and promote cross learning, build solidarity and foster movements.

Nicky has worked in development for over 20 years. She was the programme coordinator for the Militerisation and Violence Against Women programme at a regional feminist collective, WoMin, where she also lead organisational development and human resources. Prior to this she worked as programme manager for the Joint Gender Fund, a small donor collaborative fund with a focus on strategic innovations in violence against women and girls. She previously held a sub directorship at a development consultancy, Umhlaba, focusing on research and evaluations projects, in particular providing the monitoring and evaluation of gender-based violence funded programmes for, among others, the Australian Aid and Austrian Aid in South Africa.