Pregs Govender is a writer, educator, and the author of Love and Courage, A Story of Insubordination. During SA’s transition, she managed the Women’s National Coalition campaign for equality and women’s rights in the Constitution and future SA. As an ANC MP from 1994 she chaired Parliament’s committee on women. In 2002, she resigned after registering opposition to the arms deal in the defence budget vote and chairing HIV/AIDS public hearings (breaking the silence of the ANC Caucus on treatment). In 2009 Parliament unanimously elected her to the South African Human Rights Commission which she served as Deputy Chair until 2015.