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Image: What women face South African woman face unique challenges
It’s Women’s Month. A time to remember the courage and activism of the Women’s March and to celebrate women’s contribution to our democracy. But it is equally important to reflect on the challenges South African women continue to face and what can be done to combat this.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: ZipZap women's month celebration This rocking three night show is also about celebrating Zip Zap circus’s tenacious lady-team, in honour of Woman’s Month this August!

The 30, 31 August and 01 September is bringing you a collaboration of epic proportions taking place at the Artscape Theatre. 25LIVE will combine the rock-phenomenon, The Parlotones with dauntless stunts by Cape Town’s very own home-grown circus, Zip Zap.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Safety & Security, Women Empowerment
Image: Embrace Dignity and our allies had a successful Freedom March to Parliament on 27 April in SA A petition and memorandum was presented to President Jacob Zuma to demand freedom of those enslaved through prostitution and sex trafficking.

The theme for our march, #NoFreeChoiceMeansNoFreedom is echoed in the words of former President Nelson Mandela when he said: “As long as many of our people still live in utter poverty, as long as children still live under plastic covers, as long as many of our people are still without jobs, no South African should rest and wallow in the joy of freedom”. Mandela knew that to be free did not merely translate to casting off one’s own chains, “but [entails living] in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Social & Community, Women Empowerment
Image: Raising awareness about human trafficking along the N1 Brave runners brace scorching Karoo sun for 400 km through Karoo to help trafficking victims

One of South Africa’s top long distance runners is taking the lead to raise awareness about human trafficking during 16 Days of Activism when he attempts to run 400 km in four days through the Karoo with a team of activists for the Put Your Foot Down campaign from 6 to 10 December.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Women Empowerment
Image: ACTIVATE supports Activism: Beyond 16 Days A victorious day for women - A discussion was led by award-winning journalist, Zubeida Jaffer and writer on gender, political and cultural issues

I wrap myself around the curvaceous bodies of women all over Africa. I am the perfect nightdress on those hot African nights. The ideal attire for household chores. I secure babies happily on their mothers backs…Armed with proverbs, I am a vehicle for communication between women. I exist for the comfort and convenience of a woman. But make no mistake…I am not here to please a man…Please don’t use me as an excuse to rape. Don’t hide behind me when you choose to abuse…”   Read More...




HEADLINES, Social & Community, Women Empowerment
Image: 16 Days of Activism : Initiative to tackle Human Trafficking At the annual 1000Women1Voice luncheon in Midrand the focus this year will not only be on domestic violence, but on a far more insidious form of violence against women and children. For most people human trafficking evokes dramatic images from thrillers or TV series and not something happening right under their noses. Yet in South Africa human trafficking is a terrible fate for thousands of victims.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Some Men buy Women as easily as they would a loaf of bread. Join us to find out about the work we do and how we are advocating to address this form of exploitation.

At Embrace Dignity we are committed to changing this unspoken, yet widely accepted norm, because we believe that prostitution is inherently exploitative.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: International Day of Rural Women-15 October 2016. This day was established by the UN to recognise the critical role and contribution of rural women in enhancing agricultural & rural poverty.

The mamas of Clover Mama Afrika, are prime examples of the essence of this day. Each has built up small business such as bakeries, food gardens and piggeries which not only supply food but provide job opportunities to those in their respective communities.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Fishing organisation develops successful female employees As the largest employer in Saldanha Bay, Sea Harvest have created many opportunities for career growth and skills development

As the largest employer in Saldanha Bay, employing more than 1 300 women, many opportunities for career growth and skills development have been created at Sea Harvest, which has a direct economic impact on the local community.   Read More...




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Image: Celebration of women empowerment in Diepsloot Approximately 80 women gathered at the St. Mungos Church to celebrate and reflect on their power to overcome the physical and emotional challenges

“Viva, women, viva!” Such were the shouts of the ladies in attendance at the National Children and Violence Trust (NCVT)’s Women’s Dialogue held in Diepsloot on Friday, 19 August 2016. Approximately 80 women gathered at the St. Mungos Church to celebrate and reflect on their power to overcome the physical and emotional challenges that they face on a daily basis.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: The Agent of Change in the Rotary Injongo Project Women’s Month celebrates the battle for equality in the workplace and society; the sacrifices and hardships they had to endure on the road to success

The Rotary Club of Claremont believes that telling the story of influential women is more important than the holiday itself. Pumeza Mahobe, an inspirational lady, highly involved with the ins and outs of the Club’s Injongo Educare Project, has a story truly worth telling.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Strike a Rock South Africa just celebrated National ‪Women's Day

We were reminded to pay homage to the woman of South Africa who fought against the Apartheid government and celebrate the women in our country. It was wonderful to take a day to honour courage and strength in the pursuit of a better society and remember that women and have changed (and continue to change) the world.

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HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
Image: 1000 Women united against domestic violence and abuse - One out of every four women in South Africa is in an abusive relationship - Every six days a woman in South Africa is murdered by her intimate partner - Every 25 seconds a woman or girl is raped in South Africa. These shocking statistics are not new to us, because every time we read a newspaper or turn on the television, we are made aware of the escalating level of abuse towards women and girls that takes place in our communities every day.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Transformation, Women Empowerment
Image: Marginal Improvements for working women in past 20 years International study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) women have seen only “marginal improvements” in the past 20 years. We have to also take stock of the kind of progress that has been made in the world of work for women. “Through the working lives of many women, there remains significant obstacles in gaining access to decent and paying jobs,” says Karabo Keepile.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
Image:  Walk for Freedom - 17th October 2015 Global Walk Aims To Stop Slavery
(Cape Town, Western Cape) - On October 17, individuals and community groups from South Africa will participate in a global event that is mobilizing people to help stop human trafficking.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Education, Social & Community, Women Empowerment
Image: Keeping Our Young Girls in School As South Africa engages the realities of Women’s Month 2015, the celebrations of the struggles of women for liberation and equality mask a painful and

As South Africa engages the realities of Women’s Month 2015, the celebrations of the struggles of women for liberation and equality mask a painful and hidden continuous struggle:  the struggle of the menstruating girl-child.  The Community Chest is tackling this problem head-on by making sure it is addressed and researched.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Employment, Women Empowerment
Image: A Chance for Every Child Who takes care of the caregiver?

People who give their life and soul to bring hope and improve the lives of vulnerable children.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: DAWN Women’s Month Celebration – Dynamic African Women Now On Wednesday, August 5th, The Novalis Ubuntu Institute hosted our annual Women’s Month Celebration

The event times were 10:00-15:00. The theme of this event was DAWN – Dynamic African Women Now. The dress code - Dress for A Radiant DAWN. Over 90 people attended. The DAWN event was in celebration of the dynamic roles women play in Africa.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: We do not have to light sparklers for women on Women’s Day - Kathleen Dey Kathleen Dey is the Director of the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust.

“Talking about violence against women on Women’s Day is a stain on the celebration. Victims must get over it and move on.” These are the words of the publicist for a Women’s Day event that the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust was invited to participate in.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Environment & Bio-diversity, Women Empowerment
Image: Women salvage local economies and social wellbeing through recycling South Africa annually celebrates Women’s Month in August as a reminder of the great women who helped mould South Africa and the trailblazing women who

This Women’s Month Collect-a-Can pays homage to the women of our nation who are investing in social good in their communities and making a sustainable contribution to our local economy and environment through waste management and recycling.   Read More...



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