Archive For 21 april, 2015

Aids & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa

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Aids & Rights Alliance for Southern Africa

ARASA was founded in year 2002, having started out as a project within LAC,( Legal Assistance Centre) They are now a regional organisation for southern and eastern Africa, with Kenya and Uganda as two other countries they operate in. They have staff in Cape Town and a training centre in Johannesburg. They are to a…

Alcohol at the Roots of Most Issues

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Alcohol at the Roots of Most Issues

Talking to Sister Namibia we were made aware how big the alcohol issue is. Alcohol is one of the most contributing factor to GBV in Namibia part of the basis of both GBV and child neglect. Fredrik will check Swedish sobriety movement IOGT-NTO to see what international support they can offer. Alexia Naris, Pots of…

Sister Namibia – Feminist Magazine & Media House

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Sister Namibia – Feminist Magazine & Media House

This post is part of our reports from a pre-study that Listeners Without Borders conducted with ABF Malmö funded by the Olof Palme International Center. Sister Namibia is a feminist magazine that has started to involve themselves in practical feminist work, on top of publishing their magazine and lobbying for women’s rights. In a meeting…

Pots of Hope – planning for children’s and women’s rights

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Pots of Hope – planning for children’s and women’s rights

This post is part of our reports from a pre-study that Listeners Without Borders conducted with ABF Malmö funded by the Olof Palme International Center. We arrived at Windhoek airport on a Saturday, rented our car and drove to Finkenstein Estate, a beautiful, privileged community outside of Windhoek. Casper Erichsen, Director of Positive Vibes, and…

Namibian Women’s and Children’s Rights Project

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Namibian Women’s and Children’s Rights Project

In cooperation with ABF Malmöhttp://www.abf.se/skane/malmo, Ariella Percat and Fredrik Eklöf from Listeners Without Borders, comducted a pre-study in Namibia in April-May. Our aim was to lay the foundation for a project with the local CBO (Community Based Organisation) Pots of Hope, a project that the Olof Palme International Center is looking into financing. During the…

First Stop Pretoria – Human Rights Development Initiative

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First Stop Pretoria – Human Rights Development Initiative

First meeting of the Namibian pre-study was with director Asha Ramgobin and her team at Human Rights Development Initiative (HRDI) in Pretoria, South Africa. HRDI have built and trained lawyers at 16 legal aid clinics at universities around Africa, offering free legal services to people who can’t afford it. HRDI are closing down, after having…

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