Mawethu Zita is the self-employed consultant specialises in project management, fundraising, community mobilisation, outcome-based assessment, facilitation and motivational speaking. A non-gender conforming individual passionate about all issues pertaining to youth, LGBTQI+ and disability. For the past fourteen years, Mawethu has worked both locally and internationally advancing youth development and leadership in the HIV/AIDS sector though working for Soul City Institute for Social Justice, Disabled People South Africa, Higher Education and Training HIV/AIDS Programme (HEAIDS) and Walter Sisulu University. Mawethu has been recognised by UNAIDS recognised as a Global Youth Leader on HIV Prevention in 2011 and served as regional focal point for Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA) for three years. Mawethu is the Board Member for Marry Projects, Former Red Ribbon Awards Regional Chairperson for UNAIDS in ESA region, Former Reviewer of proposed activities for the Global Village and Youth Programme on International AIDS Conference and Melbourne YouthForce Main Conference Subcommittee.