Nobel Peace Prize laureates Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege called Tuesday for justice for victims of sexual violence in conflict zones, as the United Nations Security Council approved a watered-down resolution largely stripped of substance by the United States and Russia.
Heineken workers are preparing to march against sexual abuse at the beer giant’s Sedibeng brewery.
The Heineken Workers Forum announced this week that it will be marching against an alleged “sex for shifts” system playing out at the brewery.
“Women experience extreme violence because of these unequal power relations,” the statement reads. “Supervisors expect women to give sex for being scheduled in good shifts, get a better job or even just keep the job.
International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March and in South Africa we also celebrate Women’s Day on 9 August every year. South Africa comes in at eighth place on a world classification table of women in national parliament. These are all developments that deserve to be applauded as the nation is taking strides towards the ultimate goal of achieving women’s rights. However, in the same instance it is never enough until we reach the peak of equality in all spheres, when women’s dignity and rights can be fairly observed in our nation.
As the country is still reeling from the trauma of violent activities, child murders and femicide; we ask ourselves ‘what went wrong with our rainbow nation?’ What can we do to re-build our nation and steer it away from self-destruction? Perhaps we need to go back to our roots, to philosophies that made us survive event the worst atrocities such as apartheid. We used to have Ubuntu, which espoused the promotion of humanness through goodness, kindness, sharing, loving and all the qualities encouraged by most faiths universally.
South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID), an inclusive and non-partisan women’s dialogue organisation, joins voices with those of other concerned South African women, men, youth, LGBTQIA + and other Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) persons who have come forward during the past days to respond with outrage, sadness and increasing horror at the escalating levels of gender-based violence, femicide and violence in our society.
CALL FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON XENOPHOBIA (SANDOX).
Adopted in September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development tackles a broad range of global challenges, aiming to eradicate poverty, reduce multiple and intersecting inequalities, address climate change, end conflict and sustain peace.
The Alliance (IHAA) is looking for a consultant to take on a piece of work to undertake a mid-term review for our READY + project.
The Alliance (IHAA) is looking for a consultant to take on a piece of work to:
Working with youth at risk means working with young people in situations that hinders their positive development. Such as: homelessness, drugs abuse, Sexual Transmitted Diseases, Juvenile delinquency. Besides working with youth in natural disasters and conflict areas.
The aim of this program is to help youth workers to understand the nature and the circumstances of youth at risk. The program presents approaches of managing young people at risk, at risk policy development, and at risk program development.
The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust is a social profit organisation that promotes an end to violence against women, specifically rape, and assists women to achieve their right to live free of violence by reducing the trauma experienced by rape survivors, encouraging reporting of rape incidents, facilitating the active engagement of communities in challenging high rape rates and advocating for law reform and a stronger criminal justice system.
The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust seeks to appoint a Personal Assistant, based in Cape Town.