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What I Learned At Embrace Dignity

What I Learned While Volunteering At Embrace Dignity In February this year, volunteer Morven Magari, joined the Embrace Dignity team to assist with the Survivor Initiatives Programme. Magari studied towards a degree in Women’s Studies and Independent Studies at Lancaster University in London and was also involved in organising the…...

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Meet Our Intern: Thabo Tshelane

Thabo Tshelane, a Fallist, social justice activist and Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Cape Town, recently joined our team as a Communications and Social Media intern to help us improve our presence on social media and engage better with our followers and supporters online. Click here to find…...

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In Discussion With Parliament About The Equality Law

Laws Governing Prostitution Come Under Discussion “South Africa is ‘a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to both forced labour and sex trafficking’, with South Africans constituting the largest number of victims within the country.” This sobering fact along with many other issues relating to…...

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Creating A Global Footprint

Engaging With India And The United States To Form Global Alliances Abroad Over the last three months Embrace Dignity engaged with various international organisations fighting against prostitution and sex trafficking across the globe by attending two conferences hosted in India and the United States. CAP (Coalition for the Abolition of…...

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We March To Parliament To End Prostitution

Embrace Dignity takes call to Parliament to end prostitution in South Africa   On Wednesday, 26 April, a day before South Africans across the country celebrated Freedom Day, Embrace Dignity marched to Parliament to deliver a petition to President Jacob Zuma to demand freedom for those still enslaved through prostitution…...

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Embrace Dignity marching to Parliament on 26 April to end prostitution through Equality Law

On Wednesday, 26 April, a day before South Africans across the country will celebrate Freedom Day, Embrace Dignity will march to Parliament to deliver a petition to President Jacob Zuma to demand freedom for those still enslaved through prostitution and sex trafficking in this country. Dubbed the #NoFreeChoiceMeansNoFreedom march, the…...

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Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman

Decriminalizing Prostitution In South Africa: A Recipe to Extinguish the Legacy of Sara Baartman By Taina Bien-Aime The spirit of Saartjie “Sara” Baartman runs deep in South Africa. In the early 19th century, a Dutch farmer near Cape Town enslaved Sara and, a few years later, a British doctor took…...

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Building on our 2016 successes

We were involved in a range of exciting initiatives in 2016 and accomplished much in last year. Along the way we learned many lessons as we strived towards the goals we set at the beginning of the year alongside fellow staff and Board members, Sister Survivors, stakeholders and friends all…...

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Meet our volunteer: Movern Magari

Embrace Dignity volunteer, Movern Magari, recently joined our team to assist with our Survivor Initiative Programme. Magari completed a degree in Women’s Studies and Independent Studies at Lancaster University in London. She has recently been involved with organising the Feminism in London conference, which advocates for equality for women, with particular…...

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Meet our Board

Embrace Dignity held our first board meeting of the year on the 17th of January and at the same time welcomed the newest additions to our Board. They have already started boosting the work we do and we are excited to introduce you to them. Below are some of our…...

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