Belinda Hlatshwayo is a legal and development professional working to address the gap in diversity of voice in research and policy decision-making. She has worked extensively in Southern Africa and Asia focusing on youth and gender-sensitive RBM, peacebuilding, and youth and women’s empowerment. Her work is focused on legal and policy analysis on the inclusion of women in security responses, and women’s human rights in fragile contexts. She has experience working for civil society, international development agencies and government. Belinda Hlatshwayo’s research focuses on intersectional approaches to international humanitarian and criminal law, with subjects such as the dichotomous identities of women in conflict and extremism and their treatment under the law, and the intersection between climate-security and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. She holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Law, and French Language and Literature (BA), Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and a Master’s in Law (LLM) specializing in International Law.
Ms Belinda Hlatshwayo
Researcher, Consultant, Development Practitioner
4 March 2021