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AFRICAN COUNTRIES MUST CONDEMN MOROCCO’S CONTINUED OCCUPATION OF WESTERN SAHARA

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
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Enough is Enough – 365 Days to End Gender-Based Violence and Femicide

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.
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Generation Equality – Stands Against Rape. Under the umbrella of the Generation Equality campaign to mark the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign is calling upon people from all walks of life, across generations, to take our boldest stand yet against rape.

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
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It does NOT matter if Karima Brown is a spy, operative or even a journalist – Violence against Women and Girls is Wrong !

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
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#HearMeToo – UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign

#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
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Stop Male Violence against Women and Girls in South Africa

[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
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Challenging Male Violence and Abuse Against Women

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.
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South African Court rules against Cheap Bank Repossessions

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
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Happy Womens Day – “you strike a woman, you strike a rock”

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
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Joe Slovo Foundation joins Leave No One Behind : End Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign

Joe Slovo Foundation joins UNiTE 'Orange The World' Campaign - Leave No One Behind : End Violence Against Women and Girls From today 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until to 10 December, Human Rights Day, The Joe Slovo Foundation is supporting the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign as a time to galvanise action to end violence against women and girls