CHALLENGES FACED BY THE COMMUNITY
Ukuthwala (forced marriage of young girls to older men), domestic violence, unemployment.
Women Empowerment, Child Participation, Consumer Rights, Labour Rights, Keep The Girl Child At School (Sanitory Towel Distribution), Hiv&Aids Stigma Reduction, Lgbtqi Rights, Food Security, Youth Empowerment, Men Having Sex With Other Man(Msm,Health Education), Mediation &Home Visits, Gender Based Violence Progammes, Community Indaba, Civic Litericy Education, Study Circles
Flagstaff Paralegal Advice Centre serves both Flagstaff and villages in the broader Ingquza Hill municipality. A vibrant local development agency, the team has assisted over three thousand community members with paralegal advice. The team played a major role in creating awareness in their community around the unfair practices of ukuthwala which is when young girls (sometimes as young as 13) are forced into marriage with older men. The staff are also skilled at providing advice and assistance on the sensitive issues surrounding male circumcision and the LGBTI community.