Young Women

SA condom distribution in schools causes stir

SA condom distribution in schools causes stir

By Petronell Ngonyama Johannesburg, 22 June 2017: The new government policy on condom distribution in schools has been received differently by certain sections of society.  The policy comes as a measure to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS as well as pregnancy amongst the youth. Speaking to Gender Links during an event hosted by […]

June 27, 2017 Themes: Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: 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

“Allow teen mothers to resume school”

“Allow teen mothers to resume school”

For immediate Release: Nairobi – 23/6/2017 African women and girls are outraged and incensed by yesterdays utterances by Tanzania President John Magufuli that teenage mothers impregnated while still in school should not be allowed to go back to their studies for fear of influencing other school girls to also fall pregnant. “That in this 21st […]

June 26, 2017 Themes: Education | Young Women Programs: News

Young women live in constant fear in South Africa

Young women live in constant fear in South Africa

By Tshwaresa Malatji Johannesburg, 15 June: On 16 June, we celebrate the sacrifices made by many students from the African township of Soweto, outside Johannesburg, gathered at their schools to participate in a student-organized protest demonstration. Student were marching against the Bantu Education and for freedom of expression. As a young South African woman Youth […]

June 15, 2017 Themes: GBV | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

Empower young women to break dependence

Empower young women to break dependence

By Petronell Ngonyama Johannesburg, 15 June 2017: This June, South Africa celebrates youth month under the banner “The year of OR Tambo: Advancing Youth Economic Empowerment”. This theme comes at a time when many young women and men are unemployed and are encouraged to explore different opportunities and become drivers of the economy.     Recent […]

June 15, 2017 Themes: Economics | Young Women | Youth Programs: News

Southern Africa: Young people are the future

Southern Africa: Young people are the future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johannesburg, 16 June: The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Gender Protocol Alliance will this month of June launch the Young Women Alliance (YWA) network. The launch is meant to coincide with the commemoration of the Day of the African Child on June 16. The YWA will be made up of young women […]

June 15, 2017 Themes: Children | Young Women | Youth Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

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

No excuse for men getting away with murder

No excuse for men getting away with murder

By Colleen Lowe Morna Johannesburg, 24 May: On Sunday 28 May, women around South Africa will dress in black and wear red lipstick in honour of the women who have been brutally murdered in the name of love. Under the hashtag #GodCreatedWoman they are part of a new movement – “the All Black and Red […]

Save Montsho campaighn takes off_Botswana Guardian_12 May 2017

Save Montsho campaighn takes off_Botswana Guardian_12 May 2017

Bona turns down international technical sponsers_The Botswana Gazette_12-18 April 2017

Bona turns down international technical sponsers_The Botswana Gazette_12-18 April 2017