Jan Moolman

Global women’s rights policy lead

Areas of expertise


Jan Moolman is a feminist editor, writer, trainer and activist with extensive experience in the South and Southern African women's rights sector. Her entry point into women's rights has been through media: she is a former editor of Agenda, South Africa's longest surviving feminist journal, a newspaper columnist, and has contributed to a number of publications dealing with women's rights issues.

Previously, Jan guest edited an Agenda journal edition on technology with a team from Women'sNet, where she worked as the Media and Information Manager. Women'sNet is a Southern African organisation that promotes the strategic use of ICTs amongst women, girls and marginalised groups for social action. Through her work at the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT), Jan conducted training and capacity building for South African NGOs in the use of social media to deepen and support their work and managed an information portal.

Jan works in APC's Women's Rights Programme (WRP) as the global women’s rights policy lead. She is also a digital storytelling trainer and is currently working towards a Master's degree in Media Studies.

Purpose of position

Provide leadership, strategic direction and coordinate APC WRP's policy advocacy strategy and related activities to contribute towards APC's strategic priorities, including planning, impact assessment, network building and resource mobilisation. Work with WRP manager on programme budgeting and monitoring implementation, and support operations and systems implementation by programme members.

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