Health

Danish Minister Ulla Tørnæs visits GL

Johanneburg, 2 March: The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ms. Ulla Tørnæs visited the Gender Links organisation in Johannesburg, to discuss the challenges of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) amongst youth in South Africa – particularly in disadvantaged communities. On Saturday the 3rd of March 2018, Minister Ulla Tørnæs […]

March 2, 2018 Themes: Health | Human Rights | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Justice

Young women take centre stage at Woman Up 2018

Young women take centre stage at Woman Up 2018

Johannesburg 22 February: Young women are rising to claim their sexual and reproductive health and rights. The eighth Africa conference on sexual health and rights held in Johannesburg provided a platform for young women to amplify their voices on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Under the banner ‘Advancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and […]

February 22, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The Halfway Home is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. The Home welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of the Gender […]

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]

Voluntary Service Overseas Annual Report

The Voluntary Service Overseas Annual Report and Financial Statements for year to March 2014. VSO at a glance shows the many countries in which VSO works. It also gives the main thematic areas. These include HIV and AIDS and participation as well as governance. The cross cutting themes are gender as well as climate change. The organisation uses international volunteers, youth […]

December 18, 2017 Themes: Education | Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in SA

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in SA

By Tshwaresa Malatji and Petronell Ngonyama Johannesburg, 01 December: HIV and AIDS has a great impact on society. The pandemic also has significant economic impact. South African youth especially young women are the most vulnerable and are at a high risk of contracting HIV. There are multiple of factors, which put immense pressure leading to […]

December 1, 2017 Themes: GBV | Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in SA

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in SA

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa Johannesburg, 01 December: HIV and AIDS has a great impact on society. The pandemic also has significant economic impact. South African youth especially young women are the most vulnerable and are at a high risk of contracting HIV. There are multiple of factors, which […]

December 1, 2017 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Aware | Health | HIV and AIDS | HIV/AIDS | Media | News | News

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa

Johannesburg, 26 June: HIV and AIDS has a great impact on society, both as an illness and as a source of discrimination. The pandemic also has significant economic impacts. South African youth especially young women are the most vulnerable and are at a high risk of contracting HIV. There are multiple of factors, which put […]

June 26, 2017 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

Menstruation must be demystified

Menstruation must be demystified

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 28 May: At 11 Lelo*, who lived with her grandmother started menstruating and could not understand what was happening to her body. No one had ever talked to her about it except for the few embarrassing conversations they had at school when the boys would be asked to stay in class […]

May 29, 2017 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: News

Sick, stick abortion_ The mid week sun

Sick, stick abortion_ The mid week sun