Monica Tabengwa (she/her)

A professional headshot of Monica Tabengwa

Monica Tabengwa is a human rights lawyer from Botswana and is currently Policy Specialist for LGBTI Inclusion in Africa for the United National Development Programme (UNDP).

She holds a masters (LLM) degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. An experienced human rights advocate, feminist with extensive experience in human rights and social justice advocacy, extending to regional and international human rights mechanisms. She has been a co-founder and supporter of all things LEGABIBO, an LGBTI organisation in Botswana which has been behind the campaign to decriminalize same-sex relations in Botswana. 

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.