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The building of self-esteem & the journey to joy

Abusive relationships are not only extremely toxic; they have the tendency to be completely breakdown the simplest of emotional coping-mechanisms of the victim. However, once you’ve seen the back of battery (physical or otherwise) the start of a new life can feel empowering. You’re on your own. You are in control. You’re safe.

But often […]

What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
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Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active […]

Do you know where Valentine’s Day comes from?

February has been always been known as the month of romance. It is the month associated with Valentine’s Day celebrations. But just who is this St. Valentine? Why is this month associated with love and romance?

Every year, the fourteenth day of the month of February has millions across the world presenting their loved ones with candy, flowers, chocolates and other lovely […]

By |February 10th, 2015|Blog, Stories|0 Comments

New Year, New Start, what will you do in 2015?

The New Year brings with it renewed energy and inspiration for change. Did you make any new year’s resolutions? With resolutions come feelings of reflection as we look back on the year, giving thanks for what we have and also the sense to give back, pay it forward and to help others. Let’s face it, […]

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM FOR NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN #16days

The 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign encourages all South Africans to cease the violence against women and children for 16 days, with a view to creating a permanent, non-violent society for women and children.

The campaign runs from 25 November 2014 (International Day for the Elimination of Violence […]

The Signs of Domestic Abuse #letstalk

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person […]

What is Social Media Abuse & Cyber Bullying?

Social networking actually existed before Twitter and Facebook. Online communities began building in the late 1990s and it wasn’t until around 2005 when social networking exploded with MySpace, Facebook and later Twitter. Although these online social communities have many positive attributes, there is one major negative attribute that all these sites have in common: Social networking […]

What is domestic violence? #whyistayed #whyileft

With the recent media emphasis of Janay Rice speaking out about her abuse by former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, domestic violence has been brought to the front of everyone’s minds. Many questions have arisen, such why abused women don’t immediately flee from an abusive relationship. And the reason is, because it is […]

By |September 12th, 2014|Blog, Featured News|0 Comments

A Country in Crisis! Rape is NOT the answer.

An estimated 500 000 rape cases take place every year in South Africa alone. The South African Police force estimate that a women is raped every 36 seconds. An estimated 50% of all South African women will be raped in their lifetime and only 1 in 9 cases will be reported.*

Scary, isn’t it?

But why? […]

By |August 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments