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International Women's Day

Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives

This year, International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Sexual harassment, violence and discrimination against women has captured international headlines and public discourse, propelled by a rising determination for change. This has brought up global campaigns and marches including #MeToo, #YoTambien, #BalanceTonPorc, and many others campaigns protesting sexual harassment, violence and to promoting gender equality and justice for women. Yet, because of deep rooted gender inequalities and discrimination, the African women is still far more vulnerable to all forms of violence and harmful practices. It is time to stand up for the rights of African women and girls and end all forms of violence against women in Africa.

Youth Advocate Nicole Dagama did just that in an interview at the RIATT-ESA sponsored children and youth conference 2017. She calls for urgent action for the protection of women and girls in South Africa at risk of sex trafficking and all forms of violence. Click here to watch.




Earlier Event: March 1
2018 Zero Discrimination Day
Later Event: March 20
International Day of Happiness