South Africa

Watch: V-Girl and One Billion Rising Youth Coordinator from South Africa discuss the youth movement

25 February 2014 > V-Day > South Africa

This incredible, straight forward interview about the youth culture and sexual violence in South Africa. Karbo also preforms the spoken word piece I Am Not What You Fear. Learn more about V-Girls HERE. 

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V-Girl Initiative Samu Sunday Summit participants share their visions of Justice

12 February 2014 > V-Day > South Africa

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Samukelisiwe Khumalo, a fierce V-Girl from Soweto, South Africa who has, on her own, curated Samu’s Sunday Summits, where she invites the girls in her neighborhood to meet once a month and talk about issues that face them – in their families, at school, amongst their friends. When she recently…

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Rise4Justice Blog: Building healthy Relationships by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

5 February 2014 > V-Day > South Africa


Greenhills School and One Billion Rising for Justice Building healthy Relationships February 4, 2014  Annual Day at Greenhills is a day designed to enhance the school’s commitment to diversity. The theme this year was “Fight for other’s Rights”. After the keynote, students attended breakout sessions with a broad range of community…

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READ: Open Letter to my Sister-I Believe You by global coordinator Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

3 February 2014 > V-Day > South Africa

One Billion Rising coordinator Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende in South Africa shares her incredible piece of writing I Believe You. To read more of her writings, visit her blog On Becoming Barbara, and Writing HERE. Dear sister I want to thank you for your emails and your inbox messages. It has taken me a while…

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Cape Town Rises with the sun goddesses!

3 February 2014 > V-Day > South Africa

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On February 1st, women from different corners of Cape Town gathered at 5 am at Sunrise Beach in Muizenberg to celebrate Womanhood. Host Deveshni Naidu called a gathering of the RED TENT Movement to join others who are deeply in need of a healing space, and together a Sacred Circle…

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Rise4Justice Blog: The Rising has begun in Cape Flats, Cape Town South Africa by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

31 January 2014 > V-Day > South Africa

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Last Wednesday, January 22, women from Bonteheuwel, Mitchell’s Plein, Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Langa, Dunoon and Bonteheuwel Community Centre on the Cape Flats Bishop Lavis all came together to for a One Billion Rising for Justice, at . “Many shared their personal pains, and everyone shared in prayer. Through the testimonies,…

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Finding a voice after rape and sexual abuse by Andy Kawa

27 January 2014 > V-Day > South Africa

South African V-activist and Founder of Kwanele: Enuf is Enuf shares why she feels so strongly about achieving systematic and judicial justice for the women and girls of South Africa. To find out more and support her work visit their website.

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Rise4justice blog: ALEX RISING FOR JUSTICE By Mantala Nkoatse V-Girls South Africa

20 January 2014 > V-Day > South Africa

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The township of Alexandra known Alex is one of the oldest townships in South Africa. Mantala Nkoatse shares her vision for One Billion Rising for Justice in her community in Alex. One Billion Rising is a campaign that encourages everyone to rise for justice and because justice is peace for…

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Rise4Justice Blog: The Transformative Journey That was South Africa by Barbara Mhangami-Ruwende

11 October 2013 > V-Day > South Africa


I journeyed to Johannesburg South Africa, with Cecile Lipworth, Managing Director of V-Day and Joliz Cedeno the Campaigns Manager. We were headed to South Africa to meet with activists, media, dancers, philanthropists and other parties who were interested in the One Billion Rising for Justice Campaign, a campaign for justice…

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