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Sharon Cox

Based in South Africa
Faith tradition: Christian
Pronouns: She, hers
Rev Sharon Cox has been in the human rights sector for over 20 years. Sharon has been with Triangle Project, the oldest LGBTI human rights organisation in Africa, for the past 10 years as their Health and Support Services Manager. Sharon has a passion for what she does and is actively involved in the monitoring of hate crimes in the Western Cape and providing court preparation, support and counselling to survivors and families. Micah Project, a small Non-Profit organisation is also close to Sharon’s heart. Micah comprises a group of more radical activists who believe in justice, kindness and being humble whilst being unafraid to speak out. Micah also assists in direct and concrete ways in which other human rights organisations are not able to because of funding constrictions. Sharon was formerly the African Development staff member with Metropolitan Community Churches. She values interfaith work and regularly contributes to joint platforms between faiths. Sharon was a respondent in the case for marriage equality in South Africa, which was realised in 2006. Sharon holds a post graduate degree with majors in Criminology and Psychology and studied Theology through the Pacific School of Religion in Berkley California