Blog On The Move

Welcome on board to our new Admin Officer


Jan 11, 2022
Categories: news

The SIHMA team is very pleased to welcome a new member from January 2022. Samantha Coetzee is the new admin officer of the Cape Town office. She will work alongside the director, Fr Filippo Ferraro, our junior researcher Muluh Cletus, our office and communication assistant, Deborah and our interns Marzia and Àngela and will collaborate with the SIHMA team in Johannersburg.  We wish her a new start to the year, with this new experience and position, and hope...

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December 2021 - Press Review


Jan 06, 2022
Categories: press review

NATIONAL COVERAGE   SA's 'beautiful laws' fail LGBTQ+ migrants fleeing persecution News24 - 16/12/21 South Africa, that has some of the world's most progressive LGBTQ+ laws, attracts LGBTQ+ migrants from the continent and beyond escaping prosecution and homophobia. In 1996 South Africa was the first country to ban discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and in 2006 it became the only nation to legalise same-sex marriage in...

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SIHMA Johannesburg Legal Clinic year end activities


Jan 04, 2022
Categories: news

  On the photo: Father Eduardo welcoming the older group of children to the workshop.   The SIHMA Johannesburg Legal Clinic had a busy week of activities just in time for year end. The office rounded off the year’s activities with at two-day informal training session which involved discussions on human trafficking and another fun-filled day of activities which empowered young people with knowledge on Gender-based violence and human-trafficking.  

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Reflection of 2021 from the SIHMA Health Centre Administrator


Dec 30, 2021
Categories: news

I joined in August 2021. The last few months has taught me many new things. Exciting, scary, and challenging to say the least were the emotions felt through these months. Getting the doctors and nurses together for the health screening campaign and trying to schedule their times, made me realize just how much how doctors and nurses offer up as frontline workers especially in this time of this pandemic. It also made me realize...

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Reflections of 2021 from the SIHMA Johannesburg Legal Clinic Administrator and Legal Advisor


Dec 30, 2021
Categories: news

  I joined the SIHMA Johannesburg Legal Office in August 2021 and my experience thus far has been very-eye-opening. From the setting up of the offices to running the trainings, it has been rewarding to see the two Johannesburg offices come to life. With a background in development, being exposed to the concept of human trafficking, which underpins our office, has given me a more detailed idea about human trafficking. The online trainings have been very...

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SIHMA's reflections and resolutions


Dec 28, 2021
Categories: news

  2021 REFLECTIONS 2021 has been an important year for SIHMA staff in Cape Town, rich of new arrivals to the team. First of all we had the pleasure to collaborate with Nolwenn Marconnet, from the University of Copenhagen, Denemark, who conducted a remote internship in research and communication from September 2020 to January 2021. Also, Ginevra Gianardi from Italy joined our team and worked remotly from November 2020 to April 2021 and Maita...

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