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Op-Ed: A Call for South Africa to pass the Equality Law now and END Gender Based Violence

This opinion article was written by our Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge for Sunday Independent, it was published on Sunday Independent on the 8th September 2019. That South Africa is a war zone for women and children is beyond question. Nothing could have driven this message home more effectively than the brutal murder…...

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A female sex trade survivor : I wanted to escape but I didn’t know how to

This article was published on Times Select on the 10th June 2019. For Phindiswa Klaas, 35, working in the sex trade was not something she had ever thought about. She had grown up in Engcobo in the Eastern Cape with her mother and four sisters. “Then, in 1998, I moved…...

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A survivors’ group: Do not offer sex work to us as a solution

This article was published on Times Select on the 10th June 2019.  Mickey Meji is the leader of a prostitution survivor movement called Kwanele, which is supported by NGO Embrace Dignity. Unlike other forms of advocacy that seek to make the trade legal and regulated and remove the negative stigma…...

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A male survivor of prostitution: How can you call it ‘work’ when you could be killed?

This article  was published on Times Select on the 10th June 2019. Zola Ncapayi, who now lives near Delft in Cape Town, grew up in the Eastern Cape, attending school first in Grahamstown and then Port Elizabeth. He grew up with his parents and two brothers (one older, one younger),…...

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KWANELE survivor Thulisile Khoza writes an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphoza

Open letter written by KWANELE provincial mobilisation coordinator Thulisile Khoza Dear President Cyril Ramaphosa Hope all is well and you have rested well after the hard work of the elections and congratulations once again for retaining the power of governance. With all that said Mr President my name is Thulisile…...

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EQUALITY MODEL BEST PROSTITUTION POLICY

Op-ed written by Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge was published on the Sunday Tribune on Sunday, May 19 2019 The trial of Philani Ntuli, the businessman accused of murdering 20 year old Siam Lee, was due to finally start on Thursday in Durban. As the defence was not ready it has been postponed…...

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KWANELE SURVIVOR MOVEMENT OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT

  An open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding  “decriminalisation of sex work” in South Africa Dear Mr. President, As women with first-hand experience of being prostituted in South Africa, we the movement of the survivors of the system of prostitution – predominantly poor black women from disadvantaged backgrounds –…...

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VERA QWESHA’S STORY: PROSTITUTION CANNOT BE CONSIDERED AS WORK

Having grown up in a racially segregated country like South Africa, it was somewhat challenging to offer sex services to people I was not familiar with. I used my body to be defiled by different men from all over the world for money. Those clients came in different shapes and…...

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NOKWANDA’S STORY: PROSTITUTION IS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

I do not want my children to follow up my footsteps. I got into the system of prostitution when I was 13 years of age to assist my mother who was also at the time in the sex trade to raise my four younger siblings. Even though my mother was…...

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Meet Our Intern: Savannah Estridge

Masters student and American citizen Savannah Estridge joined our team as an intern in June this year. Savannah is originally from Brooklyn, New York and is currently completing her Masters Degree in Global Affairs, concentrating on human rights and international law, at New York University. Estridge has built up experience…...

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