Who is Kuhluka
The word Kuhluka means “rebirth” in Tchopi, a language of Vatsonga of the Southern region of Mozambique. It is the process of repetitive and insistent rebirth of a plant that appears to have lost it’s life, but always finds ways to regenerate and thrive despite all circumstance.
This word has been chosen as an invocation of the power and resilience of millions of women who survive, regenerate and rebuild their lives in spite of the brutal abuse that they go through.
Create an international and intergenerational movement that is mobilised to challenge and transform culturally entrenched gender norms and practices harmful to our existence into forces that are conducive to the nurturing of dignified lives
Become a Society that perceives and treats women and girls as equals living to their full potential, free from gender and cultural oppression, where girls and women are valued, respected and positively affirmed
Eliminate Gender-based violence and ensure that our societies are intolerant to discrimination against women Provide unique, comprehensive and specialised support and services support for victims and survivors of Gender-based violence
About our Founder
Josina Z Machel
Kuhluka Movement uses a Psychological First Aid (PFA) framework (Prepare, Look, Listen and Link) towards gender-based violence incidents that is focused on a survivor-centered approach.
Founded on the principle of advocacy and mitigation, Kuhluka Movement bridges the gap between giving a voice to women survivors through education and rehabilitation, whilst providing them with a safe haven in their time of need.
Through this initiative, Kuhluka seeks to find a platform that prevents abuse of women by bringing custodians of culture together to find ways that interrogate harmful practices and traditions, and questions the behaviours that foster an environment that tolerates violence against women.
All actions we take are guided by respect for the survivor’s choices, wishes, rights and dignity
The safety of the survivor is our number one priority
People have the right to choose to whom they will or will not tell their story.
We provide equal and fair treatment to anyone in need of support
Meet our exceptional Team of Leaders! Professionalism with a difference … we CARE ABOUT YOU!
Basetsana Julia Kumalo
Josina Z. Machel
Founder & Board Member
We Mobilize Key Stakeholders In Society To Combat Gender Based Violence
"Recalling the night of the assault, Josina recalled “It was 01.30. I cried out for help. Nobody heard me. Nobody did anything. If someone had appeared, they would have helped me and perhaps saved my sight”.