Tag Archives: social change

Zi-Woke iiGirls

Originally posted on KwaVokotheka:
One of my friends recently said “The revolution needs to start in our homes”. The intensity of revolutionary spaces consumes us, for me it felt like the only space I could breathe. I could place my…

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Funding social change: a catch 22

In South Africa the dysfunctional relationship between law and life is more obvious than anywhere else I have been. On the surface it has the most progressive constitution, composed in the wake of a time that marked one of the … Continue reading

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Open letter to the Internet

A rough timeline for your perusal: Sinead O’Connor wrote her open letter to Miley Cyrus Then, Amanda Palmer wrote an open letter to Sinead O’Connor Followed by Ann Magnuson writing an open letter to an open letter Polly “Superstar” Witthaker … Continue reading

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Today is the day you should care about [insert cause]!

Apparently, this Saturday – September 28 – was the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion… And I completely missed it; like I’ve missed the “Global Female Condom day – September 16, though confusingly it was … Continue reading

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Rethinking social movements | openDemocracy

Rethinking social movements | openDemocracy. This articles is by Jessica Horn, the rapporteur of the Movements Rethink meeting that I’ve blogged about earlier (first week of September). Mostly its a summary of the different topics discussed and some of the … Continue reading

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Follow the meeting | MovementsRethink

Jessica Horn, as official rapporteur, is posting more official blogposts regarding the Movements Rethink meeting I am attending; reporting back after each day on what has been discussed. These are the first two, the first one was  in advance and … Continue reading

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What is a “social movement” | MovementsRethink part 4

A movement is an organized set of constituents (people) pursuing a common political agenda of change through collective action. – Batliwala, 2012 I remember years ago, in Amsterdam when I had just entered the sex workers’ rights movement, an academic … Continue reading

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