Ronnelle King

Ronelle King is an Afro-Barbadian and Multi-Award-Winning Gender Rights Activist. In 2016, Ronelle created the hashtag #lifeinleggings that led to the creation of Life in Leggings: Caribbean Alliance Against Gender-Based Violence, a youth-led organization that aims to eradicate rape culture and regional occurrences of violence against women and girls. Ronelle has since conceptualized and executed several successful initiatives. Notably, the Reclaim Our Streets: Women’s Solidarity March, the region’s first simultaneous and largest civil society-led grassroots march against street harassment and other forms of gender-based violence that make public spaces unsafe for women and girls. The event occurred in seven countries, with hundreds of women and girls marching.
She also founded the award-winning Pink Parliament mentorship program, which works with young women and girls to increase women’s participation in politics and decision-making spaces, as well as Redefining Masculinities, a gender-transformative initiative that works with men and boys to address patriarchal masculinities and end male-perpetrated violence against women and girls.