Reverend Phumzile Mabizela is the Executive Director of the International Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (INERELA+). INERELA+ is an Interfaith Network that was formed in 2002, it exists to equip, empower and engage its members to live positively and openly as agents of hope and change in faith communities and countries. Rev Mabizela is a member of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians. Before joining INERELA+ she was employed by Norwegian Church Aid as the Senior Policy Advisor on Gender Justice in Southern Africa and prior to that she was the Chief Executive Officer of the KwaZulu-Natal Christian Council, which is one of the Provincial Councils of Churches in South Africa. Rev Mabizela is a passionate gender, HIV and AIDS activist who is openly living with HIV.