South Africa’s Firdoze Bulbulia is a veteran director, producer, writer and educator. Using her creative craft, she applied her efforts through theatre to express her solidarity for women and children’s movements. Bulbulia has also helped establish the South African Charter on Children’s Rights and represented Africa at various human rights conferences globally.
Her award-winning films such as “Africa’s Fight against HIV-AIDS” and “African Pen Pals” bear testimony to the efforts in circles of women and children rights. In the last chapter of Women Economy Wednesday, Newsbreak Lotus features activist and film producer Firdoze Bulbulia as an ordinary woman- doing extraordinary things during COVID-19.
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The South African Depression And Anxiety Group (SADAG) is Africa’s largest mental health support and advocacy group open 7 days a week from 8am – 8pm. If you are needing a referral to a psychologist, psychiatrist or support group call SADAG on 011 234 4837 or 0800 20 50 26 and speak to a trained counselor who can assist you further. Substance abuse hotline: 0800 12 13 14 is available 24hrs or alternatively email Zane on firstname.lastname@example.org
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