STAY SAFE AND OBSERVE PREVENTIVE MEASURES DURING THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Our community volunteers will reach out to vulnerable households in the community with information, infection-control materials and food parcels where necessary.

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LET'S MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Coastal Resources Centre supports communities and target groups under the following areas:

Socio-Economic and Human Rights
ASRHR (Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights)
GBV (Gender Based Violence)
Livelihoods Support and Youth Development
Environmental and Social Justice
Capacity Building & Training

Member: ASRHR Coalition supported by Amplify Change.
We aspire to become a vibrant social enterprise, linking people, respecting the planet and sustaining our services without gratuitous profit.

VOLUNTEERS

WE ALWAYS WELCOME INDIVIDUALS WITH THE SAME VISION

DONORS AND PARTNERS

Foundation for Human Rights (FHR)
Hlanganisa Institute for Development in Southern Africa (HiDSA)
Her Voice Funds / Global Funds / SAT EANNASSO
Mbizana Development Trust
Wild Coast Sun International
Restless Development
Genderlinks – Women’s Voice and Leadership

HIDSA SUPPORTED SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND GOVERNANCE PROJECT (2020)

Community Session for Citizen Scorecard Tool (Youth Group in Mzamba)

MENSTRUAL HYGIENE EDUCATION / SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS (AGYW)

Community Peer Educators

PROJECT ACTIVITIES

SUPER SISTER DIALOGUES

Mobilizing and advocating for the participation of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in national Global Fund processes, through engagement to monitor and improve access to sexual and reproductive health services in community clinics across Ugu and Alfred Nzo districts. Supported by HER VOICE Funds, through ViiV HealthCare, Global Funds, and GNP+

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Supported by various partners, our community volunteers have conducted awareness activities in communities to amplify voices against violence against women and children. We partner with Philisa-Imbokodo to provide shelter and psycho-social support to victims of violence. In line with this, we also provide food parcels, sanitary materials and cash-based interventions.

Supported by the African GBV Observatory, we launched the #hearseetell campaign to encourage reporting of violence against women and children in rural communities.

In partnership with HlanganiSA and supported by the Joint Gender Fund, we are implementing the “Community-Led Advocacy Response to GBV Policies” in the Bremah community of Kwa-zulu Natal Province. This project will strengthen community monitoring of the implementation of national policies around gender-based violence.

ASRHR (Voice & Agency, Health and Wellbeing)

Mobilising and advocating for the participation of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in national Global Fund processes, through engagement to monitor and improve access to sexual and reproductive health services in community clinics across Ugu and Alfred Nzo districts. Supported by HER VOICE Funds, through ViiV HealthCare, Global Funds and GNP+

We advocate for the sexual reproductive health rights of adolescent girls and young women. Promoting access to youth friendly services (YFS) in clinics, menstrual hygiene education in schools and rural communities. Supported by Her-Voice Funds, Pollination Project and the ASRHR Coalition, our volunteers have provided peer education and support to more than 650 young women and girls in 6 communities in Kwa-Zulu Natal and Eastern Cape provinces.

Our work with adolescent girls and young women in SRHR was recently awarded with a recognition at the Women’s Voice and Leadership Summit.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC RIGHTS

All human rights are equal and indivisible, we campaign against all actions that deny the full enjoyment of rights among all. These rights include access to education, health, shelter and access to food.

SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

Community members are empowered to demand accountability from those responsible for providing services. Supported by our social partners, we have created a platform for engagement between community members and local officials. Our intervention include training in the use of social accountability tools and mechanisms, such as the Citizen Report or Scorecard.

SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY & GOOD GOVERNANCE

Community members are empowered to demand accountability from those responsible for providing services. Supported by our social partners, we have created a platform for engagement between community members and local officials. Our intervention include training in the use of social accountability tools and mechanisms, such as the Citizen Report or Scorecard.

WOMEN'S VOICE & LEADERSHIP

Our organization is driven by a feminist ideology with a belief in the value of gender equality and equity. Our leadership and management mirrors this and continues to advocate for inclusiveness in community development. Many of our activities also have a primary focus on the leadership, involvement and participation of women and girls.

ECONOMIC JUSTICE & LIVELIHOODS SUPPORT

Providing opportunities for rural community members, especially women, to engage in productive activities such as profitable farming and other income generating activities is key to promoting gender equality and eliminating gender based violence. This inevitably improves household incomes and nutrition, promoting local economic development. Our aim is to support projects in vegetable production, mushroom production, livestock and poultry production which benefits rural communities. We also look forward to partnering with the African Women in Energy, to support local entrepreneurial activities among female-headed business in the renewable energy sector, as well as in the circular economy.

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Coastal Resources Centre is a member of the Global Citizen Network Cooperative

PARTNERS

We are grateful for the continued support of our partners and donors including HLANGANISA, HERVOICE Funds and GENDERLINKS

COASTAL RESOURCES CENTRE

We follow a Human Rights Based Approach. Our mission is to empower Communities.