Tag Archives: Gender Based Violence

2020 July 8: Civil Society Organizations in the time of Covid19: Trans Hope- giving hope to LGBTQI+ People

by Thobeka Bhengu It has been over a hundred days since the implementation of a lockdown due to the Covid–19 pandemic that has infected more than 11 million people, with fatalities over 500 000 worldwide. South Africa is one of the recent countries at the beginning of a worrying surge and according to leading … Continue reading

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2020 July 9: Tell them…

  Tell them to spend time with their loved ones. Tell them to pray more.  Tell them to make amends with each other.  Tell them to take their vitamins. Tell them to wear their masks. Tell them to eat their … Continue reading

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2015 Nov. 25: My words are the ink in my blood

by Phila Mbanjwa I have found peace through these words from my heart. They are not only inspired by life and love experiences, but form part of what society lives through everyday. I have seen lives ended and dreams shattered. … Continue reading

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2015 Aug. 9: Balancing culture and activism

by Jacqui Mseleku-Ngwane In my line of work I have seen so much abuse and injustice that happens in the name of culture. I am a dynamic Zulu woman, raised in a cosmopolitan household so different from normal Zulu households. … Continue reading

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2014 March 21: Whose Democratic rule?

by Thozie Mathe South Africa passed its first democratic Constitution in 1996, ending a 50-year regime of institutionalized discrimination known as apartheid, and 300 years of legal discrimination. The new laws, in contrast, institutionalized the principles of non-discrimination in the … Continue reading

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2014 Jan.20: “Walking Corpse”

Marred & dictated to, by none that created I. Jailed into faculties that were insisted upon, way before my existence. Pathways of Myself, pre-determined by structures that had lesser understandings of the complexities of human. Born and raised into the … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 8: Mo(u)rning the loss …

In loving memory of Anene Booysen (17) who was brutally murdered in Bredasdorp. As I drove passed Ghandi Square at the Joburg CBD I saw a small group of activists who braved the heavy rain wearing purple t-shirts and other … Continue reading

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