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Rock Girl inspires, encourages, and invests in women and girls

 

Guild hosts the second annual BRAVE exhibit and auction at their flagship gallery in the Silo District. All proceeds made from the night will go toward funding Rock Girl's roadtrips and activities with girls in vulnerable communities in SA for the upcoming year.
Guests are treated to live music and canapés and cocktails by Spice Route, followed by stories from explorers, leaders and adventurers, including members of the all-female Black Mamba anti-poaching unit team, acclaimed artist Justice Mahoney, visionary Guild director Trevyn McGowan, world-class game ranger from Singita, Margaux le Roux, and Rock Girl spoken word poet, Miche Williams.
The auction features bespoke pieces created by well-known artists and designers, including our own Bianca Bag, cuff by Kirsten Goss, a BRAVE mosaic bench by Lovell Friedman, a sculpture by Lionel Smit, hand crafted tables and a bench by Ceramic Matters and Laurie Wiid van Heerden, a custom BRAVE knife and knife-making course by Conrad Hicks, specially-designed side tables by Anthony Shapiro and the Rock Girls, special safaris from Singita and Wilderness Safaris, and weekends away at a Perfect Hideaways retreat to name a few. 


If you are not able to join us at the BRAVE dinner, but still want to support BRAVE and their incredibly important work, you can make a donation to:
 
BRAVE/Rock Girl
Standard Bank of South Africa
Swift Address: SBZAZAJJ
Thibault Square branch code: 020909
Cheque account number: 074219715

BRAVE auction - Rock Girl inspires, encourages, and invests in women and girls

"Rock Girl connects girls and women to champions in government, business, the media, sports, fashion, and the arts who can help them design, implement, and fund their projects. Rock Girl seeks to reduce violence against women and girls through the creation of safe spaces.

Rock Girl empowers girls to stay in school and encourages women to become economically independent so that they can live healthy, risk-free lives.

Through Rock Girl’s initiatives, women and girls gain the self-confidence and skills needed to become agents of social change in their own lives.

Rock Girl engages boys and men in our efforts to create a safer South Africa. We work at the front lines in the struggle to reduce violence against women and girls, and everyone.

South Africa has one of the highest incidences of rape and sexual violence on the continent. Two out of every five rape victims is a girl under the age of 17. Many girls and women – and boys – are not safe walking to and from school or work. Rock Girl was inspired by a group of Grade 7 girls (and boys) from Manenberg who decided to make their own school a safer, more beautiful place by creating a safe space – a bench – for girls. Together with their teachers, parents and caregivers, and Rock Girl, they are creating change. In response to these courageous young women, Rock Girl initiated its first campaign, “Safe Spaces”, a grassroots public art and education initiative in early 2011. The aim is to motivate for and to create safe places for girls and women in our schools, communities, city centres, transportation hubs – everywhere we live, work, and play." - http://www.rockgirlsa.org

 

 

The Bianca by Thalia Strates up for auction

The Bianca Bag donated by Thalia Strates to be auctioned off to raise funds for Rock Girl programs in creating opportunities for young women to become the next generation of ethical, effective leaders.

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