Kayan is an activist and human rights lawyer. She has worked with vulnerable groups over the past 10 years to ensure that they are empowered, their voices are represented, and their rights are realised through an intersectional feminist approach. She has experience in community engagements, advocacy and strategic litigation in advancing public interest law. Kayan joined Sonke in 2018 as the Legal Advocacy and Litigation Manager. In her current position as the Policy Development and Advocacy Manager, she focuses on policy development and developing advocacy strategies at multiple levels to ensure an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to addressing human rights particularly around gender equality and gender-based violence in South Africa.