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Domestic violence blamed on unemployment

January 19, 2017
Gender   News   Violence  

Orange Farm – High levels of unemployment, poverty and HIV prevalence in Orange Farm township, south-west of Johannesburg, are contributing to increasing levels of domestic violence in the area.

Shelter offers abused women second chances

January 17, 2017
Gender   News   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – The Ekuphumleni Restoration Home (popularly known as Thy Rest) is a shelter that is giving hope and offering second chances to women who are victims of sexual abuse, domestic abuse, rape, human trafficking and incest.

Helping young women retain their dignity

January 2, 2017
Gender   News   Women's Health  

The Princess Campaign – a new project spearheaded by Jozi FM – aims to ensure that 651 Joburg schoolgirls between the ages of 12 and 15 no longer have to miss school because of their monthly cycle.

Nurse training on contraceptives needed

December 30, 2016
Gender   News   OurHealth   Reproductive Health   Women's Health  

Lack of proper training on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) leads to a high rate of accidental pregnancies within the first year of use. In South Africa as many as 600 000 women experience unwanted pregnancies due to contraceptive failure. Globally the rated of accidental pregnancies is 40%. This should not have to be.

Transgender and HIV: stigma sabotages prevention

Transgender people are one of the key populations identified as being at a higher risk of HIV – but they face stigma from society and healthcare workers. One transgender man explains why his community “needs attention now”.

System fails women desperate for safety

Domestic violence survivors rely on shelters to help leave life threatening relationships – and navigate the obstacles of the criminal justice system.

Making taxis safe for women

August 18, 2016
Gender   Sexual Violence   Violence   Women's Health  

Activists have partnered with the taxi industry on a national awareness campaign to address harassment and gender-based violence towards women commuters.