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LulekiSizwe ----

"Supporting Victims of "Corrective Rape" in South Africa"

South Africa
female
single
Speaks: afrikaans, english
Joined Nov 29, 2010
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WHO WE ARE

South Africa has one of the most progressive Constitutions in the world as regards Homosexuals and Lesbians (see article Gay and lesbian rights – SA Constitution), yet the reality on the ground is that both are readily persecuted for their sexuality.

Chief amongst these persecutions is the custom of “Corrective Rape” of lesbians.



THE FACE OF CORRECTIVE RAPE!!



Lulekisizwe is an NGO/NPO formed by Ndumie Funda, the fiancée of a victim of “corrective rape” who died in 2007, to provide support to victims of “corrective rape” and to lobby for the SA Government to do something about this scourge!

The project was named after a close friend of Ndumie’s, Luleka Makiwane, who was raped by her cousin, and died of AIDS as a result of that rape in 2005, and Ndumie’s late fiancée, Nosizwe Nomsa Bizana, who was gang-raped by five men because of her sexuality and died of complications as a direct result of that rape.

Ndumie rescues, supports, nurses, feeds and campaigns for LBT in Cape Town’s black townships and rural areas.

“….the plight of young black women who are taking drugs, who have been raped and violated, who have contracted HIV and Aids, who are hungry and unemployed, who have been evicted from their homes because of their sexuality and who prostitute themselves in order to survive, are issues that Ndumie is fighting to change.”

If you would like to know how you can help, please go here





Luleka = Discipline     Sizwe = Constructively

“Discipline the Nation Constructively!”














 
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Joined Nov 29, 2010 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Groups Amnesty International, DUO for World Peace, Earth Day, GLBT Rights, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Healthy Cooking, Special Olympics, Yoga Journeys
Hometown Cape Town, RSA 
Homepage http://lulekisizwe.wordpress.com/  
Birthday Feb 24  
Languages afrikaans, english  
About Me Spiritual Warrior
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Spiritual but not religious  
Eating Habits trying to keep it somewhat healthy!, Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars ~ Kahlil Gibran
My Philosophy "I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the place in you of light, love, truth, peace and wisdom. I honor the place in you where, when you are in that place, and I am in that place, there is only one of us." ~Mahatma Gandhi~
What Gives Me Hope Good People!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Declare TRUE equality for all! Do away with money and go back to the barter system (everyone has SOMETHING to barter!)
What/who changed my life and why Me, because i am the only one who can!
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, people who rape, injustice, hypocrisy, cruelty, abusive people, Any one that would hurt a child  
Passions mythology, photography, reading, spirituality, other cultures, my friends, making a difference, LIFE!!!, learning, laughter, Energy Healing And Love, broadening my horizons, books  
Inspirations to fulfill my purpose on earth, the sun going down - twilight, the sun coming up, the sound of the ocean, music, listening to gentle rain, Kindness in the face of hate, Kindness in any form, Cloudless Nights, blue skies, a gentle breeze  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, The moral direction of our society!, religious fanatics, Religious Extremism, hate, Disrespect for others, Criminals that are young and violent, apathy, abusers  
  Favorites
Role Models Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Dalai Lama  
Quotation CHEROKEE PRAYER BLESSING

May the Warm Winds of Heaven
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
...Bless all who enter there.

May your Moccasins
Make happy tracks
in many snows,
and may the Rainbow
Always touch your shoulder
Interests reading, Spirituality/Philosophy, psychology, photography, Mythology / Folklore, movies, Medicine / Health Care, internet, humor, Holistic Health, crystals, crafts, computers, aromatherapy, Antiques/collectibles  
Books Women Who Run With Wolves by Estes, spirituality, Almost anything worth reading  
Music world music, new age, Easy listening, classical, blues, anything sung from the heart, all kinds, "golden oldies"  
Movies phantom of the opera, a river runs through it, pay it forward, dead poets society, the Matrix, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, Pretty Woman, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Fried Green Tomatoes, Forrest Gump, dirty dancing  
TV Shows x-files, Will and Grace, Sex and the City, medium, NCIS, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order, charmed, Cold Case, csi, Desperate Housewives, Buffy the Vampire Slayer  
Favorite Foods potatoes, real baked goods, pizza, pasta, mexican, italian, coffee, chinese, cheese, Avocados!!!  
Favorite Places Table Mountain, Long Beach, Noordhoek, Cape Town, the mountains, the ocean, In front of a fireplace at night!, beach  
Can't Live Without internet, laughter, friends, books, computer, coffee  
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