• Tackle Rape at Universities
    For too long rape, rape culture, abuse, victim shaming and blaming, and default suspicion of rape survivors’ statements and motives have been accepted as ‘normal’ – they are not ‘NORMAL’, it is a shameful that we have allowed this to continue for so long. It is not ‘normal’ that womxn in this country are more likely to be raped than to receive an education; it is not ‘normal’ that oppression and abuse are so pervasive against so many people; it is not ‘normal’ to ask survivors and other womxn to keep waiting patiently while violence is repeatedly meted out on their bodies. Addressing rape and sexual harassment in HE is only one part of a much bigger struggle against rape and other forms of abuse throughout our society in all sectors. Students have raised the issue in the HE education space at this moment and we support them. We call on those who can address the issue in this sector to do so now, so that this sector can set an example to others. Tackle Rape in Higher Education – NOW!
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  • Solidarity with students demanding #EndRapeCulture
    *Trigger warning* If we as a society believe rape is wrong, we will actively address policies and spaces that reinforce rape culture, and protect perpetrators while further violating the dignity of rape survivors. The current sexual assault policy at the university currently known as Rhodes is problematic as it excludes victims in its definition of rape who have been forced to penetrate their perpetrators. It also puts the onus on the victim to prove their perpetrator intended to rape them.
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  • Stop paying below living wage salaries to PIKITUP workers
    PIK IT UP workers have been on strike for weeks asking for a living wage. This is affecting municipalities and with local municipal elections coming up, decisive action needs to be taken to prioritize PIK IT UP workers
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  • Campaign: #RISE one million signatures against sexual violence
    Campaign: #RISE one million signatures against sexual violence “The list ends here” Invitation Letter to sign a million signatures against sexual violence - the RISE’s Advocacy Event in connection with Sinoxolo Mafevuka’s rape & murder case - (24 Feb 2016) This letter serves as an official invitation to support the RISE Young Women’s Clubs Advocacy Campaign in Connection with Sinoxolo Mafevuka’s rape and murder case by signing this petition. The purpose of the event is to take a stance together against sexual violence. At Soul City Institute, we value and appreciate your department’s support in terms of creating safer communities where girls and young women in particular, are not affected by any type of sexual violence and/or its consequences. Hence we are indeed grateful. The event will be hosted by Soul City. The event will consist of the following main activities: #RISE one million signatures against sexual violence. Here the clubs (branded) will meet at the Khayelitsha mall and call out to the community members to sign a petition (on the poster –size papers) for no sexual violence against girls and women. This will take place on Thursday the 24th of March 2016 from 14h00 to 16h30. Your signature is about taking action in ending sexual violence and amplifying the voices of survivors of sexual violence and those at risk of being sexually violated. Be part of this movement and make your voice heard. This event is initiated by Soul City to eradicate sexual violence against women and girls in the Western Cape. We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.
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  • Pads, bleeding the poor dry!
    Akhona is in grade eight. Like many of her classmates, she often misses school when she has her periods because her family cannot afford sanitary pads [1]. Akhona is not alone. On average in Mzansi. a girl will miss 60 days of school because of her period [2]. And some are forced to use socks, newspapers and worse because they can’t afford sanitary pads. Over time this can cause girls to drop-out completely. If they struggle through, they often find themselves unable to fully take part in school activities. Livity Africa's LiveVIPZA campaign, which initiated the parliament challenge, aims to present a plan in June on how to provide sanitary pads to low income communities to the Health Portfolio Committee. But the implementation requires that the Ministers of Basic Education, Health and Social Development kick start the plan. [1] I use a sock as a sanitary pad, says Langa learner http://www.groundup.org.za/article/i-use-sock-sanitary-pad-says-langa-learner_2418/ [2] Dignity Dreams article with information on how many girls miss school a month and in a year: http://www.ngopulse.org/organisation/dignity-dreams
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  • Reproductive justice now
    Young people were encouraged to register for the upcoming elections, but Noziziwe Buthelezi* won’t be voting in these elections or ever. She died last week after after a failed, unsafe abortion. While abortion is legal in South Africa, women like Noziziwe* are forced to risk their lives by using unsafe, illegal options. The posters advertising these fill our streets, yet most public institutions have no information about the safe, free alternatives available to women. If enough of us come together, we can demand that the National Department of Health (NDOH) upholds women’s right to access quality, affordable and acceptable sexual and reproductive healthcare services, including abortion. *Not her real name
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  • Stop virginity testing for bursaries
    Student groups across the country have been calling out for free, quality education for all. Yet right now, women are being forced to give up control of their bodies to access higher education. uThukela District Municipality has introduced a ‘Maidens Bursary Award’, which requires that recipients undergo virginity testing not only to receive it, but also every holiday to ensure they are not sexually active [1]. Virginity testing is an invasive, flawed, traumatising and sexist practice, that has no bearing on whether or not women should be granted bursaries. Add your voice to support women’s rights. We can't let women’s access to education be determined by traumatic, invasive process that strips away women’s control over their bodies. Together, we can ensure that public funds are not used to discriminate against women and uphold systems that keep women oppressed and unequal in the society in which we live. [1] Remain a virgin or lose bursary, students warned. Amanda Khoza for Times Live 22 January 2016.
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  • Early childhood development
    Children from age 1 to 6 got a very innovative education and my intake of children in 1 year is the proof that We provided a holistic education .
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