South Africa is facing a generation of boys and men who feel that rape is okay, and they aren’t afraid to admit to it. Who will step up to be positive role models in South Africa. Jos Dirkx on where the conversation needs to go.
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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.
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.
Jos Dirkx tells the story of two men trying to empower women in Africa by developing a Facebook application somewhat different from Mafia Wars and FarmVille. So how can a new app promote gender equality on the continent?