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Gender-Based Violence Summit fails to meet its own deadline

April 18, 2019

While government officials promised results by May, activists say they’ve had to put pressure on officials for any progress to happen.

#Elections2019: Parties pledge universal health, but lack detail

April 8, 2019

How ‘universal’ is the universal health coverage envisaged by the National Health Insurance scheme? The draft law contains xenophobic rhetoric, but the country’s main political parties offer very few alternatives in the manifestos.

#FreeToBleed: Zero-rating and free pads to start in South Africa

April 1, 2019
Gender   News  

Bleeding every month is about to get a lot cheaper for many people who menstruate. In some cases, it may even be free.

Sugary drinks tax turns one — amid opposition

April 1, 2019

The tax on sugary drinks has raised almost R3 billion. Coca-Cola says it has reduced the sugar levels of its drinks range by more than a quarter, irritating those who said the levy wouldn’t cut sugar consumption. But is the profit being used for health promotion? Could political parties rally against it after the election?

Top three parties’ position on sexual & reproductive justice

March 18, 2019
Gender   Opinion & Commentary  

Do you know what your favourite political party’s stance is on sex work, gender-based violence and abortion?

Trump’s Gag Rule causes global damage

January 28, 2019
Reproductive Health   Women's Health  

Despite liberal abortion laws in many countries, anti-abortion US policy has forced NGOs worldwide dependent on US dollars to curtail their family planning, pregnancy services and information they provide to patients, according to a report given exclusively to Health-e.

Disability activist on a drive to get people to walk in her shoes

December 31, 2018
Disability   Women's Health  

Masingita Masungu is embarking on an epic journey from Cape Town to Cairo to celebrate Africa’s diversity as she spreads her message: “Walk in my shoes”.