by Jenn Warren
While research online and mobile gaming for social change for my organisation, Grassroot Soccer, and a potential project we may do in 2016-2017, I came across this innovative game that attempts to encourage female empowerment and independence for adolescent girls ages 8-13.
Games for Change calls Wonder City “a companion to the independent documentary film Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” by filmmaker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and aims to provide adolescent girls with a game in which they can become female superheroes and discover their preferred superpower and “style of power” .
by Jenn Warren
Through my work with Grassroot Soccer South Africa, I learnt about this interesting citizen journalism project that took place at the GRS-managed Alexandra Football for Hope Centre around the 2010 World Cup . In collaboration with Hillside Digital Trust, Siyakhona Africa was created by citizens from the Alexandra Township on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa, as a means to further their voices and shares important news and issues within the community.
Click through to watch a video by citizen journalist Suzan Khosa that highlights the serious issue of rape in the Alexandra Township.
by Yamkela Nqweniso
I was born in Cape Town, and I studied primary school at Luleka. That is when I was introduced to Grassroot Soccer. I was still young then, I was 10 and now I’m 15. I wanted to get involved because I wanted to be part of Grassroot Soccer, trying to build a new generation that will be free from HIV, and to be on the positive and the safe side.
Sonwabise Dick coaches a group of young people in Manchester City, UK, on life skills, gender equality and HIV awareness.
by Athiphila Sidondi and Sonwabise Dick
On 29 June 2015, the Cape Town media barely covered a terrible tragedy at Osi’s Tavern in Khayelitsha, in which eight young women died in a stampede. Yet only days prior, a non-fatal shark attack in the Eastern Cape received worldwide attention.
What is the value of young, black, females in the media, and in South Africa especially?