Tarisai Mac Millan

2022 Fellow from South Africa

Tarisai Mchuchu-MacMillan is an advocate and crime and violence prevention practitioner. She is executive director of MOSAIC Training Services and Healing Centre for Women, a non-profit that works to prevent and reduce gender-based violence. She designed its SAFE program, which seeks to strengthen the effectiveness of the protection order system by bringing together public and civil society stakeholders. Tarisai has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the Black Management Forum's 2019 award for Most Progressive Young Professional. She was the 2016 Vital Voices South African Ambassador in the Global Freedom Exchange program and is now the flag bearer for Vital Voices in Cape Town. She holds a Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cape Town and is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa. Tarisai is committed to advancing safety in homes, relationships, and communities. After completing the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, Tarisai plans to continue working to end violence and to create safer communities that are anchored with laws, and she hopes to have a SAFE platform project that links gender-transformative programming to the National Strategic Plan on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide in South Africa.

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