Category: Südafrika

Women in purple T-shirts hold up white signs. In front of them a banner with the crawl Lifeline.

Silence is not gold

As every year, the international 16 days of action against violence against women begin today. Between 25 November and 10 December, actions and events will take place worldwide to make the taboo subject public. Our South African partner organisation Lifeline also organised a protest march in Pietermaritzburg today.
Hafid Derbal, Programme Officer South Africa and Zimbabwe

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Group picture with 18 teenagers in red t-shirts.

overcoming speechlessness, bringing generations

What to do when the gap and conflicts between the younger and older generations seem insurmountable? What if young people do not see a future for themselves because of poverty, unemployment and violence? The South African organisation Justice and Women (JAW) is confronted with these questions on a daily basis. They have launched a pilot project with young people to provide them with basic training in dance, singing and acting - and to promote dialogue between the generations.
Gabriela Wichser, Programme Coordinator South Africa

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Screenshot of the invitation as PDF to the event on April 7th at the company's headquarters in the middle of the city

Sexual violence still accepted in South Africa

Every ten minutes a woman is raped in South Africa. Almost every second young woman under 18 has been raped once. Our partner organization LifeLine supports the victims and carries out major prevention work in South Africa. Sinikiwe Biyela, Director of LifeLine Pietersmaritzburg, will visit us on April 7 and will report on the work of LifeLine.

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Nondumiso Gule (l.) and Haniffa Nzama (r.) from the South African organisation LifeLine care for people affected by sexual violence in the crisis centre they have set up.

Success for counsellors of victims of violence

The young South Africans Nondumiso Gule and Haniffa Nzama, together with our partner organisation LifeLine, have established a contact point for people affected by violence at the district hospital in Escourt. There they advise and accompany victims of sexual violence in particular. Now the hospital recognizes their work and places them in a permanent position.

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