#HearMeToo - UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign 16 days of activism From 25 November, the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute
[caption id="attachment_610" align="alignnone" width="300"] Stop Male Violence against Women and Girls in South Africa[/caption] Up to 70% of women and Girls in South Africa experience Verbal, Physical and /or Sexual Violence including Rape. Through education, awareness raising, creative campaigns, preventative programs, partnerships, advocates and ambassadors the White Ribbon Campaign provides the tools and programs for men to engage other men to stop this violence against women and girls in their
White Ribbon South Africa White Ribbon South Africa a.k.a. WhiteRibbon.Org.Za is part of the White Ribbon Campaign, the world’s largest movement of men, women and boys working to end male violence and assault against women and girls. WhiteRibbon.Org.Za promotes gender equity, healthier relationships and an improved vision of what masculinity is. Since its inception in the 1990's, building, and partnerships, The White Ribbon Campaign has spread to over 60 countries world-wide.
Enlisting Men to Challenge Male Violence and Abuse Against Women and Girls in South Africa. Up to 70% of women and Girls in South Africa experience physical and /or sexual Violence. The GlobalGiving Campaign is generating funds to deliver the 'Role Models Project' that has been so successful in other parts of the world entitled: Enlisting Men to Challenge Male Violence & Abuse Against Women and Girls in South Africa.
South African Court rules against Cheap Bank Repossessions The Judgement is a victory for Johannesburg homeowners, and potentially Homeowners across South Africa. A full bench of the South Gauteng High Court of South Africa ruled this week that repossessed homes may no longer be sold at auction without reserve prices, except in exceptional circumstances. The ruling has been hailed as a victory for home owners in financial distress, who face
Global Sourcing Summit - Creating 1000's of Jobs in Africa The Joe Slovo Foundation are working with the Global Sourcing Association UK (GSA) and The South African High Commision (DIRCO) in London to develop 1000's of sustainable jobs in Africa. This October the GSA is holding its Summit and Awards Ceremony in Cape Town, South Africa inviting companies from UK, USA and the rest of the world taste first hand
Happy Womens Day - "you strike a woman, you strike a rock" On 9 August 1956, more than 20,000 South African women of all races creeds and cultures staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest against the proposed amendments to the much hated Pass Laws the Amendments would have imposed even more restrictions on women. The women first left a petition of 14,000 signatures and then stood
Question What do you get when you put a prominent Afrikaner , a couple of Jews and a Greek Refugee together in a courtroom Answer Nelson Mandela saved from the Gallows Last week saw the preview of “Life is Wonderful - Mandela’s Unsung Heroes” - a documentary movie by former high court judge Sir Nick Stadlen at the SA High Commission in London Through archive footage and interviews with
About the Joe Slovo Foundation The Joe Slovo Foundation is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO# 930055404) and Non-Profit Company (NPO# 170-380) registered in South Africa with a UK satellite office. Inspired by Joe Slovo’s legacy, the Foundation's mission serves to empower impoverished Africans . Utilising a ‘Sustainable Livelihoods Approach’ the organisation’s focus is on the entitlement of Human Rights as per Joe’s good friend Nelson Mandela and on building resilient communities.
Life is Wonderful: Mandela’s Unsung Heroes Discover the story behind the infamous Rivonia Trial, where Mandela and his co-defendants fought for the freedom of South Africa, in this new film. The 1963/4 Rivonia Trial is one of the most extraordinary in legal history, at which Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment. After 27 years in prison, he emerged with a vision of a multiracial democracy which averted a bloody civil