Kira-Leigh is passionate about human rights in particular women’s rights and the
rights of marginalised groups. Kira-Leigh has a Masters of Social Science in International Relations from the The University of Cape Town. The focus of her thesis was on the role of private international donors in determining the programmatic agenda of sexual health and rights organisations in South Africa. She also has a Honours in Development Studies from the University of the Western Cape, and a Bachelor of Social Science in Gender and Women Studies from the University of Cape Town.