Month

August 2019

All posts published in August 2019

11 posts

Women — the invisible face of migration

by (~4 min read)

Having spent some time at the Scalabrinian-run Bienvenu Women’s Shelter in Johannesburg, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya reflects on how women are still largely invisible in conversations around migration and xenophobia. He shines a light on some of the challenges and ... More »

Two sides to every story

by (~6 min read)

Kyoko Morgan reflects on her Japanese history and her family’s stories of World War II. She considers that Japan was both the victim and perpetrator of terrible atrocities, but as is so often the case, history is told from a one-sided perspective. As South Afr... More »

My journey from rape to healing

by (~5 min read)

Michaela van Nierop describes her harrowing experience of rape as a first-year university student after her drink was spiked in a night club. She speaks about the impact that the incident has had on her life, but also demonstrates her appreciation of family an... More »

Not much to celebrate this Women’s Day

by (~4 min read)

As we commemorate the women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 to demand greater rights for all of South Africa’s citizens, Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya reflects on the fact that equality and justice remain elusive for many women. He calls for a change of fo... More »

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