Katy Hindle was a 2012-2013 fellow. She obtained a social sciences degree in gender studies, politics and sociology from UCT and thereafter completed her law degree at the same university. After completing articles of clerkship, she was awarded the UCLA/Sonke fellowship and studied towards an LLM degree that focused on health, gender, human rights and empirical legal studies. Katy’s experience at UCLA, together with the academic content of her LLM coursework, not only equipped her with important practical advocacy skills but also allowed her to ground her advocacy and research efforts within theoretical frameworks. When she returned to South Africa, Katy worked in Sonke’s Policy Development and Advocacy Unit, focusing on projects relating to gender transformation in the judiciary, the decriminalization of sex work, and research and advocacy surrounding sexual violence in prisons. In 2015, Katy left Sonke to manage the gender unit at the Centre for Human Rights, where she worked on regional women’s rights issues and advocated for the adoption of a general comment on child marriage in Africa. Katy has also worked as a researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law and currently works in knowledge management.