Health

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

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa_TM and PN_26 June 2017

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa_TM and PN_26 June 2017

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 […]

June 26, 2017 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Aware | Health | HIV and AIDS | HIV/AIDS | Media | News | 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

Breast Cancer medicine ‘ too expensive’_The New Age_06 February 2017

Breast Cancer medicine ‘ too expensive’_The New Age_06 February 2017

Make abortion available _The New Age_1 February 2017

Make abortion available _The New Age_1 February 2017

Turning the tide: CEDAW and the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

This booklet is a contribution to understanding how CEDAW can be put to work immediately to ensure that gender equality become a guiding principle in the fight against HIV and AID and fight not only to recognise women’s human rights but mirror them in legislation, decision making and all policies and plans and budgets. In […]

Act Now! Resource guide for young women on HIV/AIDS

Why is HIV and AIDS a gender issue? Chapters include those on: Getting the facts and myths and rumours The Global picture, stigma and discrimination Collective responses to HIV Recommendations for AIDS programmes Planning HIV/AIDS workshops for young women  

HIV/AIDS human resources and sustainable development

World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002 in Johannesburg. The impact of HIV and AIDS on human resources and development is examined and the various ways forward are outlined.

Reproductive and mental health issues of women and girls under situations of war and conflict in Africa

Proceedings of an experts group consultation in Nairobi, Kenya 4-5 August 1994 sponsored by UNIFEM’s African Women in Crisis Umbrella Programme (AFWIC) and UNICEF ESARO.displaced and refugee women in situations of war and conflict have special needs for gynecological and maternal health care and mental health counselling to address the effects of sexual abuse, pregnancy […]