Beatrice Mateyo

Beatrice is a Malawian human rights defender and co-founder of the Coalition for the Empowerment of Women and Girls (CEWAG). As an executive director and feminist, she works to raise awareness about gender-based violence (GBV) and empower women and girls with information to prevent it. Beatrice shares her story of rape and intimate partner violence to help other survivors recover; her aim is that no woman or girl has to experience what she went through. She also creates linkages with other service providers and supports survivors in accessing necessary services. 

Beatrice lives in Malawi where she is surrounded by her children and grandchildren.