Poverty, rape, gangs, institutionalized gender discrimination … Jos Dirkx points out why now is not the time to cut funding for important NGOs in South Africa.
South Africa is facing a horrific, under-reported challenge. It’s called “corrective rape,” and it affects the livelihood and safety of women, particularly lesbians, all across the country. Watch this brief video on creating a safe space.
Three courageous women shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, and HV contributor Jos Dirkx can now proudly say she’s had the honor of meeting two Peace Prize winners. Dirkx tells us why it’s about time they were recognized.
First Lady Michelle Obama is currently visiting Cape Town as part of a South Africa tour. Here’s how the girls from Girls & Football SA in Kayamandi, who play on an all girls’ football team, showed their appreciation for her inspirational visit.
Human Rights Watch estimates that as many as 50,000 boy slaves (known as talibes) are subjected to forced begging in Senegal. How bad is it? Jos Dirkx fills us in on the male side of human trafficking and slavery.
Meeting Olfat Mahmoud, a Palestinian refugee who at the age of 11 walked to Lebanon, means being blown away with respect, admiration and awe by her sense of humility, power and strength.