Introducing Culture Conversations – made possible by Reebok
We’re having conversations that really, really matter. Conversations that are often ignored or only get the spotlight for a day or two at a time. Watch our pilot episode with host Lerai Rakoditsoe, as she discusses with panelists from 1000 Girls Campaign and Girl Up Johannesburg how their movements empower entire communities when empowering just one girl. Read more about these movements below and click the links to get involved.
About 1000 Girls Campaign
“The 1000 Girls campaign is fundraising for sanitary pads for 1000 refugee girls, while educating South African youth on Gender-Based Violence. This project aims to combat Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and counter a rape culture through education, fundraising, and outreach. GBV is an ongoing crisis in South Africa and we are committed to combating this issue. We believe that until all entities unite in this fight, we will not achieve change or success. Our merged organizations represent men, women, boys, and girls, and our partnership is a united effort to fight for equality for women, particularly refugees. Amid the Corona epidemic and the related financial impact of lockdown regulations, a lack of funding for refugee girls has left young women in South Africa in desperate need of support.” – via 1000 Girls
About Girl Up JHB
“A movement to advance girls’ skills, rights, and opportunities to be leaders. When girls rise, we all rise. Girl Up’s leadership development programs have impacted 75,000 girls through 4,000 Clubs in nearly 125 countries and all 50 U.S. states. We’re inspiring a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change.” – via Girl Up
Meet the panel
Robyn Galloway | The Unfiltered Youth & 1000 Girls Campaign
Taya Frances Blem | 1000 Girls Campaign
Lesego Mamello Mosikare | Girl Up JHB
Zoleka Monta | Girl Up JHB
Culture Conversations Host | Lerai Rakoditsoe
Our host Lerai has been pursuing her passion for activism by attending forums such as Global Citizen and The United Nations where she has spoken on issues such as gender equality. She considers herself a Global Citizen where technology allows us to exist in a digital community. She advocates for the South African youth and its culture and aspires to be a strong female voice in Africa who addresses issues amongst the youth, as well as working towards the empowerment of women. She plans to artistically collaborate with more African Creatives and publicise an African youth narrative through working with big brands to inspire young people.