OWLAG Alumna Represents SA in Washington

Earlier this year Gugu Resha, an OWLAG alumna, was selected to be a member of the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP) 2017 cohort. SAWIP is a leadership development program which brings together a group of South African students and engages them in a rigorous curriculum of leadership development through three main focal areas - community engagement and service, a six month curriculum of seminars whereby critical social, political and economic issues are discussed by professionals in the respective fields, and professional exposure in Washington, DC. Gugu is currently a final year BA undergraduate student, studying Political Science, Philosophy and French at Stellenbosch University.

As part of her professional exposure component, Gugu is interning at the National Women’s Law Center for the summer, mainly working with the Child Care team. In the three weeks that she's been there, she's had the chance to learn more about the child care system in the United States and the shortcomings of the system. Gugu says, "I have been able to meet with a number of groups who are pushing for major increases in investments in child care as well as improved policies to support parents, children, and caregivers. Through policy advocacy, legal aid and collaborative mobilization with civil society, the Law Center aims to achieve the fair treatment of women in schools, the workplace and in public services."

"In the future," Gugu concludes, "I hope to continue studying Political Science and Philosophy to improve broader intergovernmental cooperation and policy that is geared towards women's and children's right in southern and West Africa."


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