Let's walk to freedom
WHO WE ARE
Any why we are
#FunkItImWalking aims to make it safe for a Womxn to walk any time of day in any condition. We do this by creating safe walking spaces. We identify a route and work with communities to make that route a safe walking space. By so doing, we then have the ability to show the community the value of safety. We identify small interventions in the built environment that could make the area safer if they exist and approach both the private or public sector to contribute towards making these changes. We believe safety is valuable and are of the view that a safer South Africa has a higher GDP and a better quality of life.
WHAT WE DO
A look at our annual program
Throughout the year #FunkItImWalking has a program of activities. Take a look at what we have to offer that you can participate in.
MONTHLY SOWETO WALKS
Creating a safe walking path
In Soweto we have identified the walk between Soweto Theatre to Kliptown as our focus area. We host walks along this path, identifying businesses to support and we work with local policing and the community to find simple intervention that will unlock safety for the community.
WALKING IN HEELS
Safety for women in the workplace
In May we host a walk called Walking in Heels. This walk focusses on a specific issue faced by women in the workplace. In 2021 we called for the decriminalisation of Sex Work as Sex Workers are having their human rights infringed upon on a daily basis in South Africa. They are victims of abuse often at the hands of police, the very people who should be protecting them. They are stigmatised based on the choices they have made concerning their own bodies. We stand with SWEAT and Sisonke in the call for the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa
Walk with your mentor
We host 100 industry experts and professional women, and pair them with young professionals entering the market. During this 5km walk, you get to walk with your idol/mentor and ask them questions about the profession you are entering.
In September we host a walking festival where we activate multiple venues along our target walking route. Over the duration of a weekend, the public are invited to park their cars and walk Soweto. Venue hopping with the family from book reading to bespoke music performances.
BEFORE YOU KILL US
A walk to bring an end to GBV
A walking exhibition which showcases women being women. We humanise the many faces of GBV by presenting women as they are as mothers, as sisters, as partners, as friends. We put a face on the many headlines of femicide. We are not headlines, we are human beings and you are killing us.
MY COMMUNITY RESOLUTION
A walk in January for us to proclaim what we want to see in our communities
Every year we declare New Years resolutions. An indivuals dream for their own life. We want to stop smoking, exercise, make healthier choices but we forget, we do not exist alone. We exist in community with others, During my community resolution walks we make social pacts with eachother hopefully ensuring that throughout the year we will hold each other accountable for our collective dreams
“We are who we have been waiting for.”