A safe space to call your own

RED RIVER Primary School in Manenberg is not always a happy space. Blocks of flats look down on the school’s classrooms, and young men hang out of the flats’ windows, whistling at and cat-calling the school’s female pupils, sometimes even throwing stones at them.

A group of Grade 6 pupils decided that rather than enduring the treatment, they wanted to see positive change. So when a human rights lawyer visited the school some months ago, they brainstormed an idea with her to create a safe space in the school’s enclosed tuckshop area…

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