Meet Motlatso Refilwe Rampedi, the 25-year-old PhD candidate who empowers women

Meet Motlatso Refilwe Rampedi, the 25-year-old PhD candidate who empowers women

Motlatso Refilwe Rampedi has made it her mission to inform South African ladies about contraceptives after she witnessed many women putting their lives on hold because of unplanned pregnancies.

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Twitter user Sure Kamhunga shared Rampedi’s inspirational story on Twitter. Briefly.co.za learned the 25-year-old is currently pursuing her PhD in demographics at the University of Witwatersrand.

“Motlatso Refilwe Rampedi, 25, PhD candidate (demography and population studies) at Wits. Has a Master’s in Demography. Wants to empower women about concepts of contraception after seeing so many young women delay their dreams due to unplanned pregnancies. M&GYoung South African,” the post read.

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According to Mail and Guardian, empowering women about contraceptives is a matter close to Rampedi’s heart since her mother became pregnant with her while she was a varsity student.

Rampedi worked as a health analyst at Genesis Analytics company, which is based in Joburg. However, she resigned to focus on her doctorate studies.

“Empowering young women about the use of contraception is an important way to ensure that women who want to avoid or delay pregnancy are able to do so, allowing them focus on other aspects of their life development,” she was quoted saying.

Rampedi was listed under Mail and Guardian’s top 200 South Africans in 2018.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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