Justine Hamupolo

Justine Hamupolo has vast experience in development, administration, and management of programmes working with youth and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in supporting young people’s organized response to HIV/AIDS as well as human rights topics. She is currently the country coordinator for Namibia Diverse Women’s Association, where she works on creating change and protecting the social, political, and economic rights of all.

Hamupolo’s previous work includes UNAIDS, where she oversaw youth programming for young girls. She has also contributed to the development of women’s sports in Namibia, currently mentoring young girls in football. She has worked on youth media literacy development projects, travelling the country to ensure access to media and information literacy. Additionally, she has served as the manager for an LGBT organization to build a more inclusive human rights movement. In 2017, Hamupolo was selected for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program in the USA in recognition of her role in civic leadership.