It was a decision from the first Solidarity Hub to create a platform for activists and community members to tell their stories of struggle without filter. ACT Ubumbano created an App and Website that carries these stories, and hopefully amplifies the voice of those who experience the brunt of injustice and exploitation. The Ubumbano Voice App is freely available for download, and the website is www.ubumbanovoice.com.
This platform has attracted the interest of the Dobsonville Advice Office in Soweto and its partners, and they have convened an initial training session to get their network members to participate in getting the word out. From the training they have already collected a range of stories that can be accessed by clicking here.
In Durban, the Phephisa movement of survivors of gender-based violence convened a training session that generated great eagerness to use the platform not just for telling stories, but for advocacy as well.
If any community – geographic or otherwise – is interested in using this platform in their work, please get in touch with the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.