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By Lineo Lesemane

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Bryoni Govender launches ‘Her Way Out’ advocacy campaign

Bryoni wants to teach women about their legal rights

Miss Universe South Africa Bryoni Govender has launched her countrywide advocacy campaign called Her Way Out.

The campaign aims to help educate women on their legal rights and give them access to justice projects.

Govender holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Johannesburg and was admitted as an attorney in July this year.

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The Miss SA 2023 first runner up said she wants to help women regardless of their challenges.

“I want to empower all women, no matter the issue. From those battling gender-based violence, pensioners, women with health problems, professional women, mothers, grandmothers, and daughters.

“Women are facing severe issues which stop their progress in life. The time is now to recognise that women’s rights are human rights and that women can become whatever they want to be. In my legal career, I have witnessed the disparity that exists between [both genders] and the existing patriarchy enforcing power over women, which urgently requires our attention and voice for change,” she said.

The beauty queen has teamed up with the Social Impact team at global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright.

“Together with these legal powerhouses, I will travel across South Africa, visiting courthouses and legal clinics, schools and rural community halls. Anywhere that I can address women, and help them understand their basic rights and enable them to make informed choices about their lives. What stops women from being empowered and from taking charge of their own destiny? I believe that the answer is simple: Knowledge, or a lack thereof.”

The model said her mission and pledge is to let women know that information is “Her Way Out.”

“All women need to know is that the law is on their side,” she added.

Govender will participate in the 72nd Miss Universe pageant, which takes place in El Salvador on November 18.

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