22 April is Earth Day. While the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world and dominating news headlines, thoughts and attention, the need to take climate action has remained as urgent as ever. By the end of 2020, global CO2 emissions need to have dropped by 7.6% and continue to fall by 7.6% each year for us to have keep global heating under 1.5oC, according to the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Emissions
The Covid-19 pandemic can be a catalyst for decolonisation in Africa. As the West focuses on its own survival, Africans have the opportunity to complete what their ancestors started. Joe Slovo often said that the daily task is get up in the morning, scientifically assess the day ahead and then do what you believe is in the best interests fo the working class and the poor - for this reason,
25 years ago, South Africa buried Joe Slovo. To mark this momentous occasion, the Joe Slovo Foundation is officially launched White Ribbon South Africa to end violence and abuse against women and girls in South Africa through Primary Prevention Programmes in Trade Unions, Workplaces, Schools, Universities, Sports Clubs and Communities. Let us make 2020 Joe Slovo year, let us Honour Joe Slovo and all those who Stood Up and Spoke
Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor said African countries should join South Africa in stressing that Morocco’s continued illegal occupation of Western Sahara was unacceptable. She was speaking at a memorial service she hosted for the Western Sahara ambassador Radhi Bashir who died last month. Tributes to the late Bashir came from Pandor and the dean of the diplomatic corps, Congolese ambassador Bene M’poko, among others. Pandor said the
As we come to the end of observing 16 Days of Activism for no violence against women and children, we spare a thought for all those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic violence. This has become a pandemic in our country, with women dying daily at the hands of men. It is an issue that needs to be consistently addressed for 365 days of the year.
https://youtu.be/mqiAvWmUoGg Rape, a single word with devastating impact that spans decades, even generations. It destroys bodies and minds and puts peace in jeopardy. When left unpunished or trivialized, it creates a pervasive culture where sexual violence is normalized, women and girls are undervalued, and entire communities and nations are left fractured. Too many of us fail to name or challenge the rape culture that surrounds us. Through words, actions and
It doesn't matter who she is or what she has done - whether she is indeed a spy, operative or even a journalist, whether you like what she writes or not - the threats against Karima Brown are the same threats that thousands of Women in South Africa face every day and it needs to end so on International Women's Day, join the Joe Slovo Foundaton and show solidarity with
#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
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.