Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1996
This description of Lesley Foster's work was prepared when Lesley Foster was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1996.
In South Africa's Eastern Cape province, Lesley Ann Foster (1996) is engaged in pioneering efforts to develop much-needed services for women and girls who are the victims of domestic violence and abuse. She is also pursuing a carefully conceived, complementary campaign to raise awareness of the problem and actions needed promptly throughout South Africa.
The New Idea
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