The Phola women are coming to Australia!
Thanks to an incredible show of support, Mam Nonhlanhla Lorraine Mvubelo and Millicent Nomfundo Shungube from Phola can now book their flights to Australia to ramp up the pressure on Australian mining company, South32, to address their concerns.
Over the past seven days, 85 amazing people chipped in a combined $3,405 in solidarity with the women of Phola, South Africa.
Thanks to this incredible show of support, Mam Nonhlanhla Lorraine Mvubelo and Millicent Nomfundo Shungube from Phola can now book their flights to Australia and ramp up the pressure on Australian mining company, South32, to address their concerns.
We’re in talks with South32 now to coordinate the meeting they committed to have with the women of Phola in the face of mounting public pressure from the ActionAid community.
But this trip is also an important opportunity for Millicent and Mam Nonhlanhla to grow support for their campaign and make sure South32 follows through.
How will they do this? We’re planning two exciting events in Sydney and Melbourne to bring people together, plus opportunities to engage online if you’re based elsewhere. It would be wonderful to see you there.
Not based in Sydney or Melbourne? You won’t miss out. We’ll be hosting an online discussion with Millicent and Mam Nonhlanhla for those who can’t make it to the live events. Stay tuned for details on how and when to join in!
Momentum is building in this campaign, and we can see our pressure is working with South32 finally agreeing to come to the table. But we can’t stop yet.
If we can get a huge crowd out to these events in Sydney and Melbourne, including members of the public that are new to the campaign, it will send a powerful message to South32 that Australians are watching. We won’t rest until the women of Phola have seen justice. Hope you can make it! In solidarity, Lucy and the ActionAid Australia team
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