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‘Youth On The Move: Reframing and representing youth migration’ conference

April 16, 2018 0 Comments

Youth migration is becoming an increasingly important phenomenon in transnational migration studies. However, when it is discussed there is a normative assumption that parental neglect is the cause. On April 13 an interdisciplinary conference – titled ‘Youth On The Move: Reframing and representing youth migration’ – sought to disrupt the adult bias in migration literature.

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Mwangaza Mama: meaning and moments

January 30, 2018 0 Comments

So after a discussion the women chose “Mwangaza Mama”. “Mwangaza”, a Swahili word that translates literally as “light”. However, the women also described it as meaning “joy”, “love” and “caring”. “Mama is a term of respect used for all women – with or without children” they told us.

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Sonke Gender Justice

November 12, 2017 0 Comments

Sonke Gender Justice is a nonpartisan, non-profit organisation, established in 2006 with a mission to create the change necessary for men, women, young people and children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships.

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Nazareth House

November 9, 2017 0 Comments

Nazareth House is a non-profit, charitable organisation, which has served the communities in South Africa for over 130 years. The Sisters of Nazareth have opened their doors to the poorest of the poor in caring for the sick, destitute, aged and under privileged, orphaned children.

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FACT-CHECKED: 2 claims about slavery & ‘child prostitutes’ in SA

November 7, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS postdoctoral research fellow Becky Walker was recently quoted in this Africa Check report, which investigated claims on “child prostitutes” in South Africa.

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The burden of care

November 3, 2017 0 Comments

In a world and especially in a country where women’s bodies are systematically oppressed and violated – and where poor, black, foreign bodies are easily treated as disposable and unimportant – being a mother adds layers of fear, threat and physical and emotional burden.

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Poking the wound – research, stories and process – thinking through the complexities

April 20, 2017 0 Comments

maHp/ACMS postdoctoral researcher Becky Walker’s latest blog reflections on her current arts-based research project with migrant women/mothers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi who live in inner-city Johannesburg, and are seeking asylum. 

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Exploring the Intersectionalities of Gender and Sexuality in Migration Studies

June 17, 2016 0 Comments

“Could you tell me what the difference is between a sex worker and someone who sells sex?” asks a member of the audience. “Well, we argue that some of these migrant women do not necessarily label themselves as a sex worker.

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Izwi Lethu (Issue 8, 2015)

October 17, 2015 0 Comments

As we draw close to the end of the year there is a series of exciting events lined up. These include Sixteen Days of Activism Against Women and Children Abuse, World AIDS Day, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, and many more!

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