Kirsten Youens awarded third place at WOZA Awards

We are very proud to announce that Kirsten Youens was awarded third place in the category of outstanding human rights activist, social justice activist, pro bono woman lawyer at the Woza Awards.

WOZA AWARDS are annually presented to women lawyers in Africa in recognition of their outstanding
dedication, achievements and contribution to the profession, whether it services, legal
education, human rights or the pro bono sector. 

Non-Executive Director Mawande Mazibuko accepted the award on Kirsten’s behalf. “When one is given the opportunity to work in an environment where your work primarily concerns speaking up for those who cannot speak for themselves; the crushed, the oppressed, those orphaned and widowed due circumstances of injustice, it requires you to be selfless and unrelenting in your pursuit for justice.

Kirsten Youens is a legal practitioner who has displayed such selflessness in the face of significant and dangerous opposition. 

The All Rise Law Clinic Board would like to congratulate Kirsten on this prestigious recognition and award and also thank her for continuing to pursue environmental and climate justice for the communities she serves.”

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