In this fundamentally unjust world, we need more people who are willing to disrupt the status quo and have the courage and the stamina to stay with the cause until justice is achieved.
Kumi Naidoo is currently serving as Launch Executive Director to the African Civil Society Initiative, an ambitious and evolving new effort seeking to unite civil society across the continent around the issues of corruption, inequality, shrinking democratic space, climate change, poverty and gender equality. Formerly head of Greenpeace International, Kumi has taken up leadership roles in countless other global human rights initiatives. Kumi has campaigned on issues ranging from Apartheid at the age of 15, to adult education, and on violence against women.
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