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This upcoming Women’s Day, Justice Desk Africa will be hosting a celebration and showcase of its projects along with music and dance at the V&A Waterfront.


Cape Town, South Africa (25 July 2023) – August is Women’s Month in South Africa with the highlight being Women’s Day on the 9th of August. This year, Justice Desk Africa is hosting a celebration to bring women together and to highlight the talented youth from the various projects they run.

Justice Desk is an award-winning South African human rights non-profit organisation, working to protect women and youth in South Africa.

They are inviting the public to join them this upcoming Women’s Day at the V&A Waterfront, for an incredible performance and activation that will celebrate, challenge and encourage collaboration for a better future for women and the girl child!

On Women’s Day, 9 August, young girls and boys from various Justice Desk Africa anti-gender-based violence projects will be front and centre in a showcase at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheater, to prove that real change requires everyone to show up, share their talents and lend their voices. The event seeks to celebrate women and girls, but also raise awareness to the issues they face in our country, and the importance of coming together to bring about change.

These young people will be providing the public with messages of hope during a performance at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheater on Women’s Day, August 9th, from 12 pm. They’ll be joined by award-winning conductor and composer Henry Cheng and the String Quartet members from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, who will perform alongside the Mbokodo Girls Choir. The event hopes to show how together, music, art and justice can unite nations, build peace and create transformative movements. This collaboration is not only about raising awareness and much-needed funds, but also celebrating the incredible people who take a stand each day for their fellow humans.

Leading the way will be the girls and boys of JDA’s Mbokodo & iNtsika yeThemba Projects. As survivors of rape and gender-based violence, the Mbokodo girls seek to bring about change with leadership and empowerment workshops, mental health care, trauma counselling, and self-defence and fitness classes. They’re supported by their iNtsika brothers, positive male role models and women’s rights defenders who are equipped to challenge toxic masculinity and gender-based violence in their communities. Together, these projects seek to empower, educate and equip participants to lead the way in changing the epidemic of gender-based violence in South Africa, as well as promote equal rights and justice for all.

JDA’s founder and CEO, Jess Dewhurst states ,”It is the role of each and every one of us to take an active stand against gender-based violence, as well as to reflect on the role that we ourselves may be playing to uphold unjust beliefs that put women, children and the queer community at risk. This event will be a celebration of all we have achieved, still will achieve, as well as an opportunity for YOU to join us in learning more about how to become a changemaker in your community. Join us and take an active stand against gender-based violence!”

The creative sector has long shown it has the power to transcend language barriers, to inspire, connect and heal.

Justice Desk Africa invites you to experience this power by joining in on the celebration and supporting a fantastic cause this Women’s Day at V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre, August 9th, from 12 pm.

For more information, please contact Justice Desk Africa at (+27) 60 627 1963 or cmo@justicedesk.org.

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