Nordic Law

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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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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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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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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INFO FACTS SHEETS ON PROSTITUTION

We advocate for partial decriminalisation – or the Equality Model – wherein the sellers are decriminalised and offered a way out of the system through comprehensive exit programs, and the buyers and third parties are criminalised: INFO FACT SHEET – OUR POSITION Current Legal Framework on prostitution in SA: INFO FACT SHEET…...

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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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