Elizabeth Khaxas

Director, Women's Leadership Centre, Namibia

Elizabeth Khaxas is the director of the Women’s Leadership Centre, an organization that promotes feminist leadership among young women from various marginalized sectors of Namibia’s society. She was a teacher and a school principal for 14 years. In 1998, she worked as a Gender Programme Officer for SADC in Gaborone, Botswana. She was a founding and volunteer member of both Women’s Solidarity and Sister Namibia, and wrote extensively for Sister Namibia magazine, and from 1999 to 2002 she served as the director of Sister Namibia. Ms. Khaxas compiled and edited in 2005 and 2008 two volumes of writings by Namibian women. She received a B.A., a higher education diploma and a B.Ed. degree at Unisa, South Africa, as well as an M.A. in educational administration through Deakin University in Australia.

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