A society that perceives and treats women and girls as equals living to their full potential, free from gender and cultural oppression, where girls and women are valued, respected and positively affirmed.
To create an international and intergenerational movement that is mobilised to challenge and transform culturally entrenched gender norms and practices harmful to our existence into forces that are conducive to the nurturing of dignified lives.
Kuhluka seeks to address women rights issues such as gender-based violence issues through interrogating, deciphering and understanding our cultural practices while advocating and harnessing the original positive beliefs and customs that will on one hand eliminate GBV against women, and on the other hand provide a safe and protective environment for the healing of survivors of violence.
Meaning Of Kuhluka
This word has been chosen as an invocation of the power and resilience of millions of women who survive, regenerate and rebuild their lives in spite of the brutal abuse that they go through.The word Kuhluka means “rebirth” in Tchopi, a language of Vatsonga of the southern region of Mozambique. It is the process of repetitive and insistent rebirth of a plant that appears to have lost its life, but always finds ways to regenerate and thrive despite all circumstances.