Jeremy and Nozizwe established the South African feminist abolitionist NGO Embrace Dignity (www.embracedignity.org.za) in 2010 after Nozizwe had spent 15 years as a Member of Parliament in South Africa. At our 11:45 Forum on May 31st, they will introduce us to the concepts and strategies behind Embrace Dignity.
Embrace Dignity strives for the realization of gender equality by directly challenging patriarchal, cultural and gender norms that oppress women and girls in the system of prostitution. We do this by championing the human rights of prostituted people through our Law Reform Advocacy, Public Education and Exit program.
Nozizwe is currently a guest lecturer at Haverford College, as part of the Friend in Residence program, hosted by the Quaker Affairs Office. She has contributed to the health, social welfare of women in the various important roles she has had in the South African Government through her leadership and standing up for the citizens of her country.
Jeremy was an activist in the struggle to end apartheid through supporting conscientious objectors, detainees and the End Conscription Campaign. He had a career in industry, engineering and teacher education, and was the Director of the Quaker Peace Centre in Cape Town.