[act-ma] 3/7 LEBOGANG RAMAFOKO - "The Challenges of Women Today: A Voice from the South"

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THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF BOSTON
SUNDAY SPEAKERS FORUM presents...

Sunday, March 7, 2010
11:00am

International Women's Day
LEBOGANG RAMAFOKO
"The Challenges of Women Today: A Voice from the South"

Lebogang Ramafoko is Senior Executive of Media at Soul City, a world
renowned South African-based not for profit that harnesses the power of
media for health promotion and social justice. Soul City pioneered an
innovative prime time television series that addresses various health and
development issues. Linked to the television drama is a radio drama produced
and broadcast in all the South African languages and various educational
booklets. The television series, the radio series and the booklets all deal
with the same social issues during each season.  The media products are part
of a broader health promotion and social change campaign that involves other
key stakeholders, including government.

On a more personal level, Lebo is a single mother of two children and a
survivor of emotional domestic abuse. She spoke out about it in 2008, during
the "16 days of no violence against women and children"  celebrations on
national TV. The story was also covered in the Mail and Guardian Newspaper
during the same period (December 2008). As a known media person in South
Africa (due to her other work in a youth sexuality programme called Take 5)
her story was an inspiration to many women who suffer in silence.

This forum is co-sponsored with the Women's International League for Peace
and Freedom.


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JAN CANNAVAN
"Centuries of Irish Revolutionary Women"


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