Late yesterday afternoon a powerful thing happened in Maai Mahiu, Kenya. I was at a meeting that brought together eight local women and a team from Holland, led by an unusually outspoken woman named, Marieke, who manages sex work projects at SOAIDS. The visit to the Roadside Wellness Centre was originally to give the team…

This post is part of the “Women and Wellness” series which celebrates the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day by exploring issues related to women’s health and wellness in the transport sector and related communities. Eva Mwai is the impressive, soft-spoken woman whose been overseeing North Star’s East Africa operations for the last two years….

Women in the Driver’s Seat features stills and audio by New York photographer, Liz Rubincam. Liz traveled with three female truck drivers during their 12-hour shifts in Durban and Tongaat. She documented their work and home environment over a two-month period which culminated in this multi-media piece.

Cynthia visits North Star Alliance Roadside Wellness Centre

This post is part of the “Women and Wellness” series which celebrates the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day by exploring issues related to women’s health and wellness in the transport sector and related communities. North Star Alliance is helping to extend basic health care, including HIV prevention, to people who may otherwise go without….

Photo of Tabsile in North Star Alliance Roadside Wellness Centre

This is the first post in North Star Alliance’s “Women and Wellness“ series which celebrates the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day by exploring issues related to women’s health and wellness in the transport sector and related communities.  The following article is by Thabsile Sithole, transcribed by Robin Landis. I am Thabsile Sithole. I am…

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