[Listen] A conversation about Gender-based violence in South Africa
Vivienne Cannan from the Aha Africa podcast, has launched a 3-part series highlighting The Justice Desk, an award-winning non-profit organisation, that works to fight Gender-based violence in South Africa.
The organisation works primarily in township areas and vulnerable communities, empowering and equipping local people with the necessary skills and platforms to lead their own change.
#1 The Justice Desk Series – episode 1 – Gender Based Violence
In episode 1, Ignatius France explains Gender Based Violence and how The Justice Desk educates, trains and advocates for and equips the youth, vulnerable groups, civil society, and governments in Human Rights, justice and advocacy.
#2 The Justice Desk Series – episode 2 – Mbokodo Club
In episode 2, Jess Dewhurst speaks about The Mbokodo Club that empowers girl survivors of rape and gender-based violence (GBV) in Nyanga, the murder capital of South Africa.
The program focuses on self-defence and fitness, female empowerment and leadership workshops as well as access to mental health-care support for mainly girls between the ages of 9 and 19, and challenges the status quo, turning those who have been harmed from “victims” to “victors” while leading change in communities. The club has gone on to do work across South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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The Justice Desk is an award-winning human Rights Organisation which operates in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The organisation empowers local people to understand and defend their human Rights, in order to build safer communities for all! Contact The Justice Desk.
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