Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 1994
This description of Mmatshilo Motsei's work was prepared when Mmatshilo Motsei was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1994.
Mmatshilo Motsei has established the Agisanang Domestic Abuse Prevention and Training program (ADAPT), a clinic-based program that trains health care and social workers in accurate detection and appropriate interventions for survivors of gender violence. Following the first democratic elections in South Africa, Mmatshilo was appointed a national advisor to the government on women and gender. From this vantage point she has been able to spread ADAPTs methodology throughout South Africa.
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