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Sikhula Sonke

Sikhula Sonke, meaning we grow together (IsiXhosa) works with farm dwellers, mainly in the Western Cape Province. Sikhula Sonke is a women led trade union and its registration was granted on 10 December 2004. It operates as a social movement dealing with all livelihood challenges of farmwomen (domestic violence, food insecurity alcoholism etc. Sikhula Sonke is a member’s driven organisation and is a vehicle for women voices to be heard. The overall mission of Sikhula Sonke is to empower and to serve farm women. The establishment of Sikhula Sonke represents an organic development flowing from the mobilisation work by the women on Farms Project (WFP).
Sikhula Sonke’s primary focus remains to foster self-organisation and direct action at a grassroots leve