Did you know that Justice Desk Africa was inspired by BTS?
They are a South Korean musical group who, through their music, promote self-love,
kindness and making a difference.
Our Mbokodo Project is for girl survivors of rape and
gender-based violence was inspired by BTS and their speech
at the United Nations, where they called on young people to
The Army (which is the name given to BTS fans) from around the world loved the Mbokodo Project so much that they raised the first few funds needed to start it off. They also continue to show their love for the project by volunteering, donating and mentoring our girls through our "Big Sister" program.
Thank you BTS and ARMY for your love and dedication to Mbokodo! 사랑해요!
JDA’s CEO recalls, "We were inspired to start The Mbokodo Club project after hearing the “love myself, love yourself” speech, which laid the foundation on which our project grew. We are now able to offer vulnerable girls from communities facing rape and GBV leadership and empowerment workshops, mental health care, trauma counseling, and self-defence and fitness classes. This project has gone on to become a phenomenal success, reaching and empowering hundreds of young girls and inspiring countless others from across the globe!”
Celebrating Korea - South Africa partnerships
Using platforms to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to speak and be heard
No matter who you are, you are important and matter
'I am because you are' - the power of collective action
Justice Desk Africa has had a strong connection to South Korea through many of its volunteers, interns, support networks, and project participants - many of whom have been inspired by Korean music and culture, showing the incredible impact of Korea’s soft power across the globe.
We have formed strong ties with The Korean Embassy and his Excellency Ambassador Chull-Joo Park here in South Africa and our goal is to truly amplify the continent of Africa and the potential of
Korea-African partnerships. Justice Desk Africa and the Korean Embassy have and will continue to work together, strengthening the love and Ubuntu connection between South Africa and South Korea!
#ARMYforMbokodo is an initiative to create a network of BTS ARMY across the world to help and support our mission to end gender-based violence in South Africa. Since South Africa has the highest rate of gender-based violence cases globally and we're currently experiencing femicide where a woman is murdered approximately every 3 hours.
Through our Big Sister Program we're looking to form a community of BTS ARMY members to support our Mbokodo girls through their journey to become changemakers and leaders within their communities.