Huh! I’m finding out that my body does not recover from travel as it used to. The road trip over the weekend covered around 950km in total. Enough distance to get me to get me to Cape Town, I think. And it was all done on one day (Sunday).
So, for the past couple of days, I've been feeling rather sluggish. I'm going to have to be kinder to my body next time - travel shorter distances, take more rest stops. Anyhoo, I have a few things I want to highlight today.
I've joined Place For People
I've joined the team of PlaceforPeople, an Internet start-up which offers a web advocacy platform which non-profits and civic leaders can use to promote their cause and promote leadership and collective action for a specific cause. The company' head office is in Nice, France, and they have a branch office in Chicago in the US.
My job, as a grassroots team member is to interview NGO leaders and elected officials and leaders of civic associations in Johannesburg. The interviews will be published on the platform. Sound like the kind of project that fits with the campaign work I already do, no? So. If you're a head of a non-profit, or an elected official, or know someone who you think fits my criteria, email me? I'm kind like offering you free publicity:-)
We're going to have a blog party
I'm busy making preparations for the online leg of the 16 Days of Activim Against Gender Violence for clients I work with, and their partners. The annual campaign runs from the 25 November - 10 December and during this period, I would like to ask you to blog about violence against women and what we, as individuals, can do to stop/prevent it. Talk about what you can do, what impact you can have a a blogger/photographer/writer/mother, sister/friend/man/woman/brother/health professional/housewife or whatever role you can think of. Talk about why we shouldn't just stand by and "not interfere in people's private business" when someone is being abused. You can also just share your own story.
Email me a link to your post, and I'll highlight it on the following web sites as part of the blog party:
4. Tshwaranang Women's Legal Advocacy Centre
Links to your posts will also be published on Facebook pages of Shukumisa and the Imagine A World Without Violence Against Women & Girls group.
If you don't have a blog, I'm happy to publish your guest-post on the Shukumisa web site. I'm would also like to do guest posts for those bloggers who occassionally use guest-bloggers. Please let me know what you'd like me to talk about, and I'll send the post to you ASAP, so you can schedule it.