Dialogue Online No. 14/2015: Special Feature: 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children “My friend trafficked me so that she can pay her university fees” by Ms Abigail Javier, Multimedia Journalist, Live Mag SA

On street(1)The publication of this featured story on Dialogue Online is inspired by the Campaign 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children commencing the 25th of November 2015. It falls under SALO’s Agenda 2030 Development Dialogue Series on Goal 16: Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies and access to justice for sustainable development and our work on gender and migration between and within countries. SALO promotes the voices of women, youth, people with disabilities and migrants to engage with policy making at national and global level. The intersectionality of issues within marginalized groupings that lead to acute vulnerabilities are often overlooked in the mainstream developmental discourses. In 2015 Syria’s crisis forced global onlookers to relook at migration in the world and forge a conversation on the nexus between migration, peace and development. On the African continent, it highlighted the much ignored aspect of intra-African migration, in addition to the phenomenon of internal migration. Stories on the forms of intra-African migration like those of Grizelda Grootboom need to be shared to form a basis to address the plight of women and children on the African continent. Grizelda’s story first made it into popular media in 2014.

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