Steve is an activist, feminist, leader, mentor, vibrant human rights advocate. She has lots of high-level advocacy and policy experiences, worked with a number of leading NGOs to date. She is the current South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Co- Chairperson, a portfolio currently co-chairing with the H.E Cyril Ramaphosa Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa , she is a leader and chairperson of SANAC National Civil Society Forum.
Furthermore, she is the Co-Chair of the National Task Team established by the Department of Justice to address Hate Crime and GBV affecting LGBTI people. Steve is a Founding Director of Access Chapter 2 (AC2), a human Rights organization that focuses on LGBTI people, women in their diversity and Civil Society’s participation on public policy development process. The name Access Chapter 2 is derived from South Africa’s Constitution referring to the Bill of Rights: Chapter 2.
Denise is a Law graduate; she joins the office as a Junior Technical Advisor. She has a human rights and research back-ground that will allow her to make a contribution where there are questions regarding policy and the attainment of accurate facts. She de-scribes herself as humble, self-sufficient, can embrace change, honest and a bit of an over thinker.