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YUVA at the African Women in Dialogue (AWID) 2018, Johannesburg

YUVA has the pleasure to announce that it will be participating in a 1-week forum organised by Gender Links in collaborations with the Zanele Mbeki Development (ZMDT) entitled African Women in Dialogue (AWID) from 19 to 23 November 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. YUVA will be represented by Ms Soveeta Chengappa Naidu, executive member of YUVA.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together women from the African continent, particularly the SADC region to participate in a dialogue in regards to the situation of women locally and regionally. The theme of the forum is “Strengthening the African Women’s Movement within the Fourth Industrial Revolution towards a new and value-based eco-system” and it arises from the recognition that most women are not familiar with the concept of this revolution.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, and it is therefore worthwhile taking some time to consider exactly what kind of shifts we are experiencing and how we might, collectively and individually, ensure that it creates benefits for the many, rather than the few.

About Zanele Mbeki Development Trust

The Zanele Mbeki Fellowship is a developmental programme of the Zanele Mbeki Development Trust (ZMDT). It is an African fellowship programme that seeks to cultivate and support a new generation of feminist leaders on the continent. The mission is to facilitate the fostering of the requisite knowledge, skills, conviction and attitudes required to effect holistic positive change for women in all spheres of society; including the personal.

The vision of Zanele Mbeki is the underpinning impetus of the Fellowship, which is for the overall development of society, with women taking their rightful central space. This, coupled with the timely resurgence of the feminist movement across the globe, and the ever-growing voices that are challenging the patriarchal nature of modern-day democracies, including in Africa, makes the fellowship programme an idea whose time has come.

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Registered in February 2015, YUVA started as a group of enthusiastic individuals, and today it has mobilised thousands of young people with a simple aim of creating a better future for children and youth of Mauritius. At the heart of YUVA’s duty lies the conviction that the collective destinies of the human race are bound together.

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