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SOHO's Hope Rising Gala Featuring Josina Z. Machel

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Ritz Charles

12156 North Meridian Street

Carmel, IN 46032

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Josina Z. Machel, human rights defender, daughter of Graça Machel, and step-daughter of Nelson Mandela receives SOHO’s Game Changers Award for her groundbreaking accomplishment and advocacy in the area of gender based abuse prevention.

Josina permanently lost the sight in her right eye in 2015 after she was savagely beaten by her then partner, Mozambican businessman Rofino Licuco. She took her case to court and despite interference to hush her, she won -- a landmark victory in a time where abuse of women in Mozambique is at pandemic levels. Since, she has emerged as a powerful voice for change while working tirelessly to help victims of domestic abuse.

Join us as we recognize Josina for her courage, tenacity, and her game changing victories.

“I also felt that not standing up in this fight will be an indictment on the legacy of my parents. Papa Madiba [Nelson Mandela] has always defended women’s rights and my mum is the epitome of the significance of fights against injustice against women. So at this point, I have no right to be quiet and not to stand up,” - Josina Z. Machel




All proceeds benefit SOHO's (Saving Orphans Through Healthcare and Outreach) initiatives. Specifically, this year's gala proceeds will go towards operations and establishing Safe Houses (secure residential facilities) for women & girls who are victims of trafficking and abuse. More info at http://saving-orphans.org/

To become a sponsor at Gold $5000 | Silver $2500 | Bronze $1000 please contact Waseema Ali at 317-796-3538

To become a Gala Ambassador*, please contact Waseema Ali at 317-796-3538

*special recognition for inviting 10 guests or more

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