MALINI WAS A PASSIONATE DEFENDER OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS, OF YOUTH LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT AND OF SOCIAL JUSTICE, PARTICULARLY IN THE HEALTHCARE SECTOR.
BY DONATING TO THE FOLLOWING ORGANISATIONS, YOU CONTINUE HER WORK AND HONOUR HER LEGACY.
YOUTH, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Nal’ibali (isiXhosa for “here’s the story”) is a national reading-for-enjoyment campaign to spark children’s potential through storytelling and reading.
A well-established culture of reading can be a real game-changer for education in South Africa. Literacy skills are a strong predictor of future academic success in all subjects – and children who regularly read and hear engaging stories, in languages they understand, are well equipped and motivated to learn to read and write.
The Nal'ibali campaign values the power of language and cultural relevance in literacy development and fully promotes reading and writing in mother tongue languages. All children and adults need to understand what they are listening to or reading, for it to be meaningful and enjoyable – which is crucial for raising readers.
Nal’ibali is about recognising and respecting the power and potential of communities in literacy development and working to build a larger community of people across the country who are interested in and passionate about storytelling, reading and writing with children. In supporting them to find more ways to root reading and writing habits in children’s daily lives, we strive to build a nation of powerful readers and storytellers.
MALINI IS A FORMER DIGITAL STRATEGIST FOR NAL'IBALI AND AN ONGOING SUPPORTER AND PUBLIC ADVOCATE FOR THE ORGANISATION.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
MOSAIC is a community based non-governmental (NGO) organisation that offers holistic and integrated programmes, aimed at preventing all forms of abuse and violence against women, providing high quality response services when incidences occur and supporting our clients through the process of healing and rebuilding their lives.
MOSAIC works to prevent and reduce abuse and violence against women by providing services that seek to empower women to claim their rights, access healing and various opportunity to actively participate fully in society.
As violence against women affects children too and mostly perpetrated by men, Mosaic offers holistic and integrated services to ensure a change of behaviour thereby achieving the vision to eradicate all forms of violence against women in our society.
PEOPLE OPPOSING WOMEN ABUSE (POWA)
POWA is a “feminist, women’s rights organisation that provides both services, and engages in advocacy in order to ensure the realisation of women’s rights and thereby improve women’s quality of life”.
POWA’s uniqueness as an organisation is in providing both services to survivors and engaging in advocacy using a feminist and intersectional analysis. Our work is rooted in the belief that change can only be said to be effective when women’s lives are directly improved through our interventions. We also believe that there is no single route to change, and thus constantly seek new and creative approaches in our programming to achieve the change we seek.
As a feminist organisation Rape Crisis is committed to working towards the achievement of women’s rights. We have a vision of a South Africa in which women are safe in their communities and where the criminal justice system supports and empowers survivors of rape and other sexual offences and acts as a deterrent to perpetrators of crime.
Our mission is to promote safety in communities, to reduce the trauma experienced by rape survivors, to encourage the reporting of rape and to work actively to address flaws in legislation.
Established in 1976, Rape Crisis is the most experienced organisation in South Africa working in the area of adult rape and sexual violence. With the support of the communities we serve, our partners, and by utilising well researched information, we develop strategies to address flaws in the criminal justice system in order to ensure better support for complainants.
WOMEN'S LEGAL CENTRE
The Women’s Legal Centre (WLC) is a non-profit law centre that seeks to achieve equality for women, particularly black women through impact based litigation, the provision of free legal advice, legal support to advocacy campaigns run by other organizations (which fall within the Center’s objectives) and training that ensures people know and understand the impact of judgements of the courts on the subject of women’s rights.
The Centre has a vision of women in South Africa being free from violence, empowered to ensure their own reproductive and health rights, free to own their own share of property, having a safe place to stay and empowered to work in a safe and equitable environment.
The WLC also provides legal advice to the other non-governmental women’s organizations nationally and in Africa. The Center has won several precedent setting cases that have improved women’s access to justice in South Africa. The WLC is staffed by attorneys, candidate attorneys, paralegals and a legal adviser who specialize in gender law and have extensive litigation experience. The WLC is based in Cape Town, with an office in Johannesburg, and a satellite office in Khayelitsha.
HUMAN RIGHTS AND LEGAL AID
EQUAL EDUCATION LAW CENTRE
The EELC provides support for campaigns led by members of our sister organisation, Equal Education (EE), around the country. Through collaboration, EE and the EELC work to address systematic inequalities in the South African education system and to coordinate strategies, advocacy and action to bring about sustained change.
The EELC provides a walk-in clinic, offering legal support to individuals and communities where learners’ rights are prejudiced. In addition, the Centre acts as a source of referral for EE members and supporters who encounter prejudicial or otherwise unlawful conduct in their schools. Through its clinic, EELC’s lawyers provide legal support, litigation and, where necessary, on the ground interventions to assist marginalised learners and community members in realising the rights to equality, dignity and education.
SECTION27 is a public interest law centre which seeks to achieve substantive equality and social justice in South Africa. Guided by the principles and values in the Constitution, SECTION27 uses law, advocacy, legal literacy, research, and community mobilisation to achieve access to healthcare services and basic education. SECTION27 aims to achieve structural change and accountability to ensure the dignity and equality of everyone.
One of SECTION27′s priority areas is the right to basic education guaranteed by section 29 of the Constitution. We view the right to education as a significant health-determinant as well as a ‘gateway’ to the realisation of other rights, particularly the rights to dignity and equality. Our work in this area includes research, litigation and advocacy directed towards securing vital resources such as textbooks and public school funding, and achieving safe and positive education environments conducive to effective learning and teaching.
We are working for better quality and more affordable public and private health systems: Access to medicines, Budgeting for health, Health systems (public and private and Human resources. We are also working on ensuring appropriate budgeting for and expenditure in relation to ARV treatment and other key interventions identified in the NSP, so that there is a sustainable uninterrupted provision of ARV treatment. We are working to ensure that the conduct of relevant organs of state and of those who exercise significant private power in relevant fields accords with the Constitution.
THIS LIST IS BY NO MEANS EXHAUSTIVE AND WILL REGULARLY UPDATE.
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