BRAVE collaborates with some of the most influential artists, designers, conservationists and travel experts and other members of the private sector and civil society to raise awareness about the importance in investing in girl leaders in innovative, provocative ways.
Some of the many ways that BRAVE fosters collaboration include our annual BRAVE Awards Dinners and the Safe Spaces Campaign.
THE ANNUAL BRAVE AWARDS DINNER AND AUCTION
Since 2016, BRAVE has partnered with GUILD, the foremost platform for contemporary design in Africa, to host an annual awards dinner and fundraiser to celebrate women (and men) who have dedicated their lives to creating girl leaders. Each year, the BRAVE Awards Dinner and Auction provides an opportunity for our friends and supporters to create bespoke BRAVE art and design to raise funds for our work.
BRAVE winners 2016:
Mary Burton, author and activist
Lovell Friedman, artist
Phumzile Ngcuka-Mlambo, UN Women
Zanele Maholi and Lindeka Qampi, photographers
Nolene Conrad, athlete
Red River Primary Teachers, unsung heroes
Ferlin du Preez, Rock Girl founder
BRAVE winners 2017:
BRAVE Unsung Hero: Sidney and Cheryl Hendricks
BRAVE artist/designer: Laurie van Heerden
BRAVE Young Achiever: Founding Rock Girls
THE SAFE SPACES CAMPAIGN
BRAVE’s first collaboration was the Rock Girl SAFE SPACES campaign that led to the installation of 58 public Safe Space benches around South Africa to raise awareness about violence against girls and women. This girl-initiated campaign led to the creation of safe spaces at schools, and around the country, as well as the completion of a brand-new school for our founding girls in Manenberg in 2014.