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Image: This Women’s Day we celebrate a Chemical Engineer from Motherwell Sinothando Tiso is one of many young women whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen.

Women’s Month is a special month for Engen as it provides the company with an opportunity to reflect on its commitment to helping gifted South African women explore new horizons.   Read More...




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Image: Thuli Madonsela to lead trekkers up Kili Thuli Madonsela Women’s Day Executive Climb for Dignity & Social Justice up Mount Kilimanjaro.

Professor Thuli Madonsela will head up a group of 25 intrepid adventurers who will be given a heroes’ send-off at OR Tambo International Airport this Sunday as they depart for the Thuli Madonsela Women’s Day Executive Climb for Dignity & Social Justice up Mount Kilimanjaro.    Read More...




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Image: Woman diver reaching new depths in TNPA One of only two female divers to have entered the Transnet National Ports Authority system, overcoming adversity to achieve her goals.

Coming nose to snout with a great white shark would be enough to turn most trainees away from a diving career – but not Makhosazana Sengo. Being one of only two female divers to have entered the Transnet National Ports Authority system, Sengo is well versed in overcoming adversity to achieve her goals.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Women Empowerment
Image: Engen supports Caring4Girls at Sinenjongo High School Sinenjongo High Schoolone of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme.

Caring4Girls visited the Cape Town school this month to provide female learners with sanitary towel packs to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles. 

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Education, Women Empowerment
Image: Embrace Mother’s Day Connect Honours 4500 New Moms Embrace honoured new mothers across the country this past Mother’s Day through a programme launched four years ago known as Mother’s Day Connect.

The purpose of the initiative is to offer support to new mothers and help them adapt to motherhood within the first 1000 days after given birth.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
Image: Raising the voice of the young womxn voter The top four political parties were put to the feminist test, in a lively #YVote4U Hot Seat event.
Moderated by Kaya FM Uncaptured presenters, Kgomotso Matsunyane and Ndumiso Ngcobo, the panel of party representatives responded to pertinent questions from the audience on womxn representation, empowerment and rights.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
Image: THE SOUL CITY INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE The top four political parties were put to the feminist test last night, in a lively #YVote4U Hot Seat event. Moderated by Kaya FM Uncaptured presenters, Kgomotso Matsunyane and Ndumiso Ngcobo, the panel of party representatives responded to pertinent questions from the audience on womxn representation, empowerment and rights.   Read More...



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Image: Rape Crisis - Supporting Recovery At Rape Crisis we want to encourage rape survivors to speak out about their experience, so that their psychological healing may begin

We do this through both telephone and face-to-face counseling which is offered free of charge to survivors and their families. Our trained counsellors support survivors along the path to recovery.

What is a Feminist leader?

We all know that women’s rights are under threat in South Africa because of violence, poverty and inequality. South Africa needs leadership that encourages individual women to work at understanding and shifting the oppressive power dynamics that keep harmful and oppressive systems in place.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Women Empowerment
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...



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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...




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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...



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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...




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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...




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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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