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Dahlak Exchange

Johannesburg, South Africa
Joined January 2019

Izwi Domestic Workers Alliance advises domestic workers in Johannesburg on their labour rights, supports them in accessing justice, and uses media to shift the narrative of how they are perceived.

Presence in: South Africa
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Labor & Employment

Izwi Domestic Workers Alliance supports domestic workers in Johannesburg by:

  • providing legal advice and case support for labour rights issues;
  • building a network of workers through neighbourhood groups, which offer activities and trainings; and
  • using media to share the stories and experiences of domestic workers in SA.

Izwi (meaning “voice”) was founded by a group of women, with the support of Dahlak Exchange. Dahlak is a public interest media organisation that uses multimedia platforms to engage the voices of marginalised populations in social dialogue. Dahlak has used film to engage on issues of land reform, housing, and labour rights in SA.

 

People Associated With This Organization

Amy Tekie

South Africa  
Dahlak Exchange
Joined January 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I co-founded and currently work for Dahlak Exchange, a public-interest media organisation. Over the last year, we have been working with a group of domestic workers to launch and develop Izwi Domestic Workers Alliance. Izwi advises domestic workers in Johannesburg on their labour rights, supports them in accessing justice, and uses media to shift the narrative of how they are perceived in society. I am interested in joining this network to be part of a broader "access to justice" community, which will hopefully make the work that we do richer and more effective.

I have always worked in civil society, mostly in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to Dahlak, I worked with the Network for Social Entrepreneurs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (S. Africa), Education for Employment Foundation (US / Egypt / Morocco) and the US Peace Corps (Niger).
Amy Tekie is the network champion (main point of contact) for Dahlak Exchange.

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