Global Forum on Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (GFoD) is the global advocacy mechanism of Communities Discriminated on Work and Descent (CDWD). More than 260 million people across the world are discriminated on the basis of work and descent and are more commonly known as Dalits, Roma-Sinti, Quilombola, Burakumin, Oru, amongst many other names. Discrimination on Work and Decent (DWD) is a global phenomenon which lacks public recognition and acknowledgement and affected communities are among the most marginalised and excluded people.
Our Communications and Social Movements Officer, Abdarahmane Wone, under the chairmanship of TrustAfrica's Executive Director, Dr. Ebrima Sall, moderated an information session on Slavery and Discrimination Based on Work and Descent on August 30, 2022 in Arusha.
This information session was part of the General Assembly of the Africans Rising. Following this brilliant session, the Assembly, in its Kilimanjaro Declaration, strongly condemned Slavery and Discrimination Based on Work and Descent (DWD). TrustAfrica's objective was, through this regional meeting, to better draw public attention to Discrimination Based on Work and Descent (DWD) and its harmful effects on Africa and Africans. It will be recalled that, in 2019, TrustAfrica had contributed to the establishment of a vast Network that fights against Slavery and Discrimination Based on Work and Descent.
WEBINAR Covid-19 impacts and local response mechanisms in marginalized communities: The emerging gaps for policy and practice
The rapid response of Africa to COVID-19 has been lauded as an effective campaign to combat the spread of COVID-19. Africa had approximately 106,000 deaths as of the 16th of July 2021, compared to over 1,950,000 in the Americas and over 1,200,000 in Europe. Between February 2020 and May 2021, 51 African countries introduced 238 social protection measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis, including health and food security measures, unemployment protection, income protection, housing, and special allowances. However, the region also faces daunting challenges, with the rapid population growth, high levels of poverty and hunger, and armed conflicts, all of which make implementing the broad and ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the region particularly difficult.
TrustAfrica and WINGS, with the support of Philanthropy Circuit and in partnership with the African Philanthropy Forum (APF), the African Philanthropy Network (APN), the Center for African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) at the Wits Business School, the Global Fund for Community Foundation (GFCF), and the African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), have the distinct pleasure to invite you to a Research Feedback Workshop on Thursday, July 28 from 9. 30 am to 12. 30pm GMT.
The African Philanthropy Conference is an annual gathering of the continent’s leading philanthropic institutions. It is a platform for sharing of experiences, collective reflection, as well as the curation and development of philanthropic and social investment practices of the continent’s people and partners.
The 3rd African Philanthropy Conference will be hosted with the objective of addressing system changes that are required in philanthropy in the new normal especially, as these changes relate to the continent's institutions, policies and practices. Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, Portuguese and French.
On behalf of fellow partners, we invite you to join us as we nurture networks and support research to accelerate the understanding of the complexities of practices that aid the maturity of the field of African philanthropy and social investment.
Date: Wednesday, 3rd and Thursday, 4th of August 2022
Registration fee: USD$100
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Written by Halima Mahomed, Senior Fellow for African Philanthropy, Trust Africa & Ndanatsei Bofu-Tawamba, CEO, Urgent Action Fund – Africa
There is no question that we are living in unprecedented times. The past three years, marked by the onset of Covid-19, were an era on their own. While a global challenge, the notion of the pandemic as the “great equaliser” was a complete myth; indeed, it reinforced and deepened the existing systemic structures of violence and injustice, with disproportionate impacts on women, gender diverse persons, persons with disabilities, informal workers and people of colour.