This week we honour and celebrate a community activist from Lavender Hill who has been named as one of the Top 100 most influential women in the world.
Lucinda Evans was notified by the BBC that she has been listed among their leading women for 2019.
Evans is the founder of Philisa Abafazi Bethu, a non-profit organisation established 11 years ago in Lavender Hill, working with abused women and children. She is also a nominee for the position of Western Cape Children’s Commissioner.
Over the years, she has assisted countless women and children.
Evans says she is honoured to have received this acknowledgement, on behalf of all other women.
She shares this platform with teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg from Sweden, Jamaican 100m sprint champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and American soccer player Megan Rapinoe.
Evans says she hopes the BBC accolade will inspire young people to do more in their communities.