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Have you ever told someone, “let me know when you get home” or “remember to share your uber ride”? If you have, then you probably understand that we live in a world where safety is an issue many women deal with on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, men do not have to be overly cautious when leaving the house. To end 16 Days of Activism, I hope

Brave Rock Girl’s mission is to inspire and empower future girl leaders and over the past couple of years we increased our support for the 90 adolescent girls we work with. Girls' access to education remains a priority for us. It came to our attention that the need for school supplies remains high and the impact it has on whether or not girls stay in school

Brave Rock Girl (BRAVE) inspires and empowers girl leaders and it’s Daring Disa / Girls in Conservation (DDP) programme is one of the ways it does so.  BRAVE hosted a Family Day on 17 September in Manenberg to celebrate the participants of the Daring Disa / Girls in Conservation Project, twenty-two inspiring high school girls from the community who graduated from the project. They are the

It is the month of August when South Africa commemorates the women who fought for our rights in the face of racism. However, this month is more than just a time to celebrate these women, it is a time to raise awareness of their struggles. It is clear that women and girls in South Africa are faced with a number of challenges and struggles. This could

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