The Bonteheuwel Walking Ladies hosted a seminar on Health and Human Rights in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, on 27 August 2016 in collaboration with the 1.6 Million Club South Africa and Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network.  About 100 women from the surrounding community attended.

Proceedings were opened by Pastor Elizabeth Stevens while Cassey Chambers, Operations Director of the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, SADAG, led a discussion on mental health issues.  Chambers also delivered a keynote address on the subject of teenage suicide.

Soraya Salie, convenor and founder of the Bonteheuwel Walking Ladies, said afterwards that there was a “desperate need” for further such information and discussion sessions.

Pastor Elizabeth Stevens, left, and Soraya Salie.

Lillian Masebenza , Founding Director of Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network, said the 1.6 Million Club SA would seek further collaborations to work together to empower women and other vulnerable individuals in communities who were faced with traumatic experiences on a daily basis.