Ayesha Krige is an intern in the Policy Development and Advocacy Unit.
She is a recent graduate from Wits University, where she completed an Honours degree in Political Studies. For her Honours thesis, Ayesha spent time in Rustenburg interviewing a group of women sex workers who are members of the Sisonke Sex Worker Movement, looking at their collective organising. During this time she developed a passion for furthering sex worker rights, and joins Sonke intending to contribute to the campaign for decriminalising sex work in South Africa.
Before moving to Johannesburg, Ayesha graduated with a BSocSci degree from UCT, specialising in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She plans to begin a Masters degree in Public Policy in the US later in 2014, intending to focus on education policy. As an ardent feminist, Ayesha is wholeheartedly committed to furthering gender equality in South Africa and hopes to bring a feminist lens to her future studies.