Ms Sophie Dilmitis
Ms Sophie Dilmitis joined ASAP Ltd in 2012 as an Associate, and was instrumental in providing support to W4GF’s formation and joined the W4GF Secretariat as the Programme Coordinator in 2015. She has almost two decades of pioneering grassroots work, and policy development focusing on women and young people in developing and developed countries. Born in Zimbabwe and living with HIV for the past 22 years, she advocates for policies and programmes that work for women in all their diversity and programmes that integrate sexual and reproductive health and rights with HIV. Sophie founded the Choose Life Trust in Harare, and worked for the World YWCA in Geneva, Switzerland from 2006 to 2011. Her other experiences include engagement on the Conference Coordinating Committee for the International AIDS Conferences of 2008 and 2010, the European Regional Representative on the Board of ICW from 2007 – 2009, Technical Advisory Group Member of the Commission on HIV and the Law from 2010 – 2012, and International Steering Committee Member of the Robert Carr Network Fund from 2012 to 2016.
Ms Matipa Ndoro
Ms Matipa Ndoro is a children’s rights activist and feminist with over ten years of experience advocating for the rights of women and exploited children. Matipa has an academic background in Labour Law and Organisational Psychology. Matipa has worked with girl children involved in child labour and human trafficking in South Africa, and conducted an array of capacity building and advocacy initiatives to respond to the need of survivors of human trafficking and child labour. Her experiences also involve working with migrant communities in Cape Town particularly supporting the sexual and reproductive health rights of migrant women. Matipa has worked with both local and regional entities such as the Networking HIV and AIDS community of South Africa (NACOSA) and more recently the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) on various regional dialogues which include: The Promotion of rights based responses to working with law enforcement officials in curbing HIV/TB amongst Key Populations in Southern and East Africa and The Criminalisation of HIV where Matipa further co-facilitated the first African Women’s Dialogue on the Feminisation of HIV Criminalisation. Matipa brings extensive experience working with the girl child and women, and looks forward to engaging with W4GF, a robust network of women in all their diversity and gaining invaluable expertise from its global advocates of change. (Ms Matipa Ndoro worked with W4GF from April – July 2018)