Dear Parents, It is with a heavy heart and hope for the future that I write to you today. Our Brave Rock Girl charter states: 'Girls should have the right to become resilient, bright, inquisitive young women. No girl should live with the fear of violence and intimidation by gangs, family members, friends, or strangers.' On 18 May we were forced to suspend our programme activities due to the gangs
We all experience days where we feel tired, drained, mentally exhausted and if that's not enough you have to balance work and your personal life and sometimes it becomes too much to deal with. You need to find ways to deal with these emotions whether it is meditation, dancing, hanging out with friends and family or just having someone to talk to. I found talking to
Another young woman's life was taken. Stripped from this earth as though she was nothing. I am angry, hurt and most of all I want to Shout, Shout at the people that are supposed to protect us, Shout at the man that felt he had the power to end her life. This is devastating and infuriating, I mean come on now how many marches and times do you want us
16 Days of Activism is a time when we reflect as a nation and show solidarity and join the world in calling for an end to Gender-Based Violence under the banner ‘Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now!’ It is an opportunity to strengthen efforts towards peace, unity, tolerance and above all, respect for the self and for others. Today I want to take time again
Hi my name Fairoza Alia Gennison, 16 years old. Many people don’t take this topic seriously because they always blame the victim for what happens to them. Majority of the time the victims are women and children. Every day more than 60 reported cases are about women being assaulted by men and we can only imagine the amount of unreported cases there are. Even though there are programs
Blinded by love and scattered in pieces. Our brains develop these coping mechanisms and the possibility of hoping that “he will change”. Our bodies are covered in bruises and aching of pain, still, we find a way to cover the scars and smile so the world won't see how broken and hurt we really are. This way we protect our fellow men, the ones that's supposed to
Audery February, BRAVE Senior Leader, interviewed Patsy Daniels as part of BRAVE’s Women’s month focus on inspirational women. Patsy, is a community worker, her passion for community services started in the early 2000’s. She speaks about how she grew up surrounded by people and always listened to their stories about the challenges they faced and since then made it her job to give back to her
As we come to the end of women’s month, we reflect on why this month is so detrimental for all women and girls. We celebrated and honored our women and girls throughout this month because of how far we have come to fight for our rights. This year has been difficult as we are still in a global pandemic and have experienced much trauma and loss.
“Imagine not being able to take a morning run, not being able to wear your favourite shirt, not being able to go to the post office. Imagine not being able to live freely and always feel confined because your body and its politics are those of others. Now imagine being a woman in South Africa. For centuries, women in this country have fought for their seat at
Traci Hurling interviewed Audery February, as part of BRAVE Rock Girl’s women’s month focus on inspirational women, both are BRAVE Senior Leaders. Audery February joined BRAVE 8 years ago at the age of 14. She is a registered tour guide for Escape+Explore, a Cape Town tourism company and the 2020 winner of the Rise Africa award (for Up-and-Coming Rising Star) at the We Are Africa gathering.