The Justice Desk is a youth founded, led and run NPO that has impacted the lives of over 1,4 million people!
The Justice Desk empowers local people to become human rights defenders and everyday activists. We do this through educating, advocating and equipping youth, vulnerable groups, civil society, and governments in human rights, justice and advocacy. We specialise in human rights, children’s rights, and are active in ending gender-based violence and trafficking in persons. To do our work, we rely on the amazing donations of both individuals and companies who believe in us, and our mission to create a more just and equal world!
This June, The Justice Desk is celebrating its 8th birthday! We are celebrating 8 years of promoting the power of everyday activism. To celebrate The Justice Desk’s birthday, we are fundraising for our various projects and campaigns that impact lives daily.
The Justice Desk's "Youth Ambassador's Project" has been running for 8 years, to empower young people in High School to become ‘Everyday Activists’, using their voices to stand up for the rights of other children! The project involves the training, mentoring, and equipping of our Youth Ambassadors, as well as hundreds of thousands of children in schools from across the globe who have signed up to our project. The incredible Youth Ambassadors work as a voice for justice within their school and community at large, inspiring and guiding their peers in running Justice Campaigns and other exciting initiatives that stand up for the rights of youth. Part of the fundraiser goes towards providing the Youth Ambassadors with educational materials, data for educational online sessions, as well as training, to implement human rights campaigns within their schools.
The Justice Desk's "Mbokodo Club Project" (translated to The Rock Club from isiXhosa), focuses on offering female empowerment workshops, mental health support, as well as self-defense programs to girl survivors of gender-based violence and rape. The project has been running for 3 years and has impacted the lives of young girls from Nyanga, Khayelitsha and Bonteheuwel. Part of the fundraiser will go towards providing the girls with educational materials, food supplies, access to trauma counselling, and safe transport to and from The Mbokodo Club Project.
The Justice Desk's "Ntsika yeThemba Project", (translated to Pillars of Hope from isiXhosa), aims to create a space for dialogue and learning between young men about how positive transformative masculinity can contribute towards a more just and equal society. A core focus of this project is to empower young men to assist in defending the rights of women in their communities, respect and understand consent, combat gender-based violence, and work towards building safer communities for all. Part of the fundraiser will go towards providing the boys with educational materials, food supplies, access to trauma counselling, and safe transport to and from The Ntsika yeThemba Project.
The Justice Desk's "Umoya Project" is a relationship-building project that focuses on the rights of the disabled and elderly. It operates out of the Missionaries of Charity Home in the township of Khayelitsha and has been running for over 8 years. Since the beginning of this project, we have worked with 848 mentally and physically disabled, elderly, abandoned, abused, and sickly people. Part of the fundraiser will go towards outdoor maintenance of the home, wheelchairs, refurbishment of the indoor areas, and personal supplies for the residents.