Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2004
This description of Andile Carelse's work was prepared when Andile Carelse was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Andile Carelse, a well-known South African singer, is leading the fight to end sexual abuse and violence across her country by creating forums to empower young people to talk about abuse and seek help. Using her extensive connections to celebrities, police, counselors, and teachers, she is getting at the root of why sexual abuse happens and what society can do to stop it.
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