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Resistance against Exclusion,
Exploitation and Discrimination
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1. Theology and Social Justice

The objective of the Theology and Social Justice programme is to bring church leaders, church organizations and ecumenical activists into solidarity with the struggles of workers, poor communities and vulnerable social groups.

 

Through this programme, ESSET provides capacity-building support to church leaders and ecumenical activists in three provinces South Africa including Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Limpopo. Our interventions are aimed at fostering solidarity among churches with the social struggles of the poor and vulnerable social groups.

 

2. Community-driven Development

The objective of the Community-driven Development programme is to increase community participation in local governance, support struggles for social change in poor communities, and to mobilize men and women against gender-based violence.

 

Through this programme, ESSET provides capacity-building, advocacy and lobbying support to two poor communities, namely, Maila Mapitsane in the Limpopo Province and Duncan village in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.

 

Our interventions in these two communities are aimed at deepening local democracy through increasing community participation in local governance.

 

They are also aimed at mobilizing the youth for social change, and at mobilizing women to take an active stance against gender-based violence with the support of progressive men.

 

3. Informal trade

The objective of the Informal Trade programme is to improve the livelihoods of informal traders, especially female informal traders, and to increase political consciousness concerning the intersection of gender, class and racial inequalities among informal traders.

 

Through this programme, ESSET provides capacity-building, research, advocacy and lobbying support to informal traders in five SADC countries, namely, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland and Zambia.Our interventions are aimed at the creation of an enabling, gender-sensitive environment for informal traders, especially female informal traders, to engage in economic activity in order to protect their livelihoods.

 

 

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1. Theology and Social justice

Produced work under the programme:

2. Informal Trade

The Informal Trading Sector in SADC: Legal, Policy and Programmatic Support

3. Community Driven Development