A clinic for Cape Town’s migrant women

As a migrant woman in South Africa, accessing the healthcare system can be an overwhelming experience. Shortly after its foundation,  Women’s Platform quickly noticed that many refugee and migrant women were not accessing health care due to their lack of fluent English or valid documentation. For others, accessing reproductive healthcare or contraception was restricted by... Continue Reading →

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New intern profile – Kudakwashe Kuhlengisa

My name is Kudakwashe Kuhlengisa and I am doing an internship in the English School. I was born in Zimbabwe and I came to South Africa in 2007 where I completed my Masters in Sociology at the University of Johannesburg. My master’s dissertation focused on the lived experiences of Zimbabwean women seeking livelihoods through informal... Continue Reading →

Stories from Lawrence House #3: Meeting Fred

Lawrence House is a registered child and youth care centre based in Woodstock, Cape Town. Although it runs as an independent children’s home, it is one of the programs of the Scalabrini Centre. Lawrence House can accommodate up to 25 children and youth and specialises in the care and protection of unaccompanied foreign minors and... Continue Reading →

Stories from Lawrence House #2 : meeting Kelly

Lawrence House is a registered child and youth care centre based in Woodstock, Cape Town. Although it runs as an independent children’s home, it is one of the programs of the Scalabrini Centre. Lawrence House can accommodate up to 25 children and youth and specialises in the care and protection of unaccompanied foreign minors and... Continue Reading →

Lady Liberty SA, a mobile legal office to empower women

The Scalabrini Centre has recently signed a partnership with Lady Liberty SA (NPO), a mobile legal office that travels to underprivileged and remote communities to empower women with access to basic legal information and case resolution around domestic violence, sexual assault, marriage, divorce, maintenance and wills. Lady Liberty is also in the process of creating... Continue Reading →

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