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Gender-based violence and domestic violence: insights on tell-tales signs

We still have men that beat-up women in the “name of love” By: Josina Machel and Gail Masondo Gender-based violence and domestic violence knows no race, class, colour, ethnicity, or religion. It does not recognize the size of your bank account or your family background, and affects women from all walks of life. In fact,…

Thinking about the other 349 days of the year….

Thinking about the other 349 days of the year…. Research by the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that 35% of women worldwide have experienced some sort of gender-based violence, and almost one third women who have been in a relationship has experienced physical or sexual violence by their intimate partner – also known as domestic…

SoHo recognises the work of Kuhluka Movement

SoHo recognises the work of Kuhluka Movement Earlier this month, October 2016, The Saving Orphans through Healthcare and Outreach (SoHo) honoured our work as Kuhluka, awarding me as founder of the Kuhluka Movement. This is the 2016 Trailblazer Award in recognition of our activism work against domestic violence and abuse of women. Also interesting to…

I Miss My Eye
I Miss My Eye

I miss my eye I wake up and open my eyes. It’s a bit darker, but wait, my right eye doesn’t open. The harder I try to open the eye the more difficult it becomes; I have unconsciously forgotten again that I am now blind in my right eye.  “Damn!” is the first word I…

Kuhluka Movement – for every woman

Kuhluka Movement – for every woman I thought to take the time to speak a little about Kuhluka Movement and the work we do. Kuhluka Movement is a non-profit civil society organisation that aims to combat the violation of women’s rights, in particular gender based domestic violence. The organisation was founded out of my personal…

Celebrating women – the super heroes of our communities

Celebrating women – the super heroes of our communities A woman of any age, from a young girl to a young woman or an adult, carries a huge responsibility: to nurture, to help around the home, to help take care of her siblings, to watch what her mother, aunties and grandmothers do, and to learn…