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16th June marks the 43rd anniversary of the Soweto Uprising. In 1976, whilst South Africa was under apartheid rule, thousands of black school children marched in Soweto to protest about the poor quality of their education and to demand that they be taught in their own language.
“It’s like on a flight. When the flight attendant says, ‘Make sure you put your own breathing mask on first, before helping the person next to you.’ She is absolutely right. If we can’t breathe we are of no use to anyone.” Karin Joseph writes about the first On Her Terms conference in Devon in October 2018.
“In spite of our heartbreak over Mali's decision, we can recognise the small victory that is Mali's choice in this, her completion of exams at 16 and her knowledge of women’s rights. It is a reminder that small successes must be acknowledged and of how precarious working with girls is.” Azey Bennetts writes about the importance of small victories when working with girls on the streets of India.
What can a group of women, from cities thousands of miles apart, almost all of whom don’t speak the same language, hope to gain from spending a week together in the UK? Karin Joseph talks about some of the reasons why Amos’ On Her Terms campaign are so important.
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