Maroyi Mulumeoderhwa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State. In 2012, he completed his PhD at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He was acknowledged in 2010 as Member of Golden Key International Honour Society and selected as a Top 15 Worldwide Great Academic Achiever. In 2016, one of his papers was selected to be included in the collection of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. His current research interests include the relationship between law and social change, gender equality, gender-based violence, building better gender relations, and young people's attitudes and behaviour in relation to sexual violence.

Journal Articles:

“Virginity Requirement Versus Sexually-Active Young People: What Girls and Boys Think About Virginity in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.” Archive of Sexual Behavior 2017 (

‘A Girl Who Gets Pregnant or Spends the Night with a Man is No Longer a Girl’: Forced Marriage in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.  Journal of Sexuality & Culture. December 2016, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 1042–1062 (

Forced sex, rape and sexual exploitation: attitudes and experiences of high school students in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.  Journal of Culture, Health & Sexuality . An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care Volume 17, 2015 - Issue 3 (   

Book reviews:

Girlfriends, Sex and Violence: The Attitudes and Reported Behaviours of Adolescent Males in a South African Township. University of Stellenbosch Press. Published in the Professional Journal for the Social Work/Maatskaplike WerkVolume 49, 2013 – Issue 2 (

Relationships, sex and conflict among young people in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Peace and Conflict Review Volume 8 – Issue 1 – Winter 2013/2014 (