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Zimbabwe: Sex education policy sparks debate

Zimbabwe: Sex education policy sparks debate

By Gibson Mhaka Bulawayo, 19 June: A teenage girl from Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi suburb was in tears as she bravely narrated how she was drugged and gang raped at a Vuzu party held at a house in one of city’s leafy suburbs. The 17-year-old girl believes her drink was spiked when she left it with one […]

Mauritius: La précarité menstruelle une réalité

Mauritius: La précarité menstruelle une réalité

Kovillina Durbarry Port Loius,26 Mai: Les Anglais ont débarqué, une visite de la tante, indisposition, lamer rouz, bref, les métaphores ne manquent pas pour parler tout simplement des règles. Enveloppé dans du papier journal, bien caché dans son sac, un sachet de serviettes hygiéniques ne coûte que Rs 30. Une bagatelle pour beaucoup de femmes, […]

May 29, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: VRC Clippings

SA: TV media has power to change attitudes on GBV

SA: TV media has power to change attitudes on GBV

By Colleen Lowe Morna and Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 24 May: In January a TV news channel reported a story about the police believing they had arrested a serial killer and rapist who had been terrorising residents of eMbalenhle in Mpumalanga for the past four years. The story relies on one source – the police officer. […]

May 24, 2019 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | News | VRC Clippings

Lesotho: Fight to end child marriages rages on

Lesotho: Fight to end child marriages rages on

By Gerard Molupe Maseru, 10 May: There  is a disturbing trend of children who get married at the young age in Lesotho. This happens mostly in the rural areas of the country where poverty is rife. The Women and Law in Southern Africa (WLSA) Senior Programmes Officer Attorney Mohau Maapesa says they are also concerned […]

May 24, 2019 Themes: Child Abuse | Children | Reproductive health Programs: VRC Clippings

Namibia: Schools urged to embrace CSE curriculum

Namibia: Schools urged to embrace CSE curriculum

By Linea Dishena THE education ministry has encouraged Namibians to embrace the introduction of the revised comprehensive sexual education (CSE) curriculum in schools. Revised in 2013, the CSE course is part of the life skills subject, and aims to give pupils in Grade 4 to Grade 12 the knowledge, attitudes, skills and values to make […]

May 23, 2019 Themes: Education | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Aware | VRC Clippings

Parents d’enfants LGBTQ: entre acceptation et rejet

Parents d’enfants LGBTQ: entre acceptation et rejet

By Marie Annick Savripene PortLouis, 19 May: Les lesbiennes, gay, bisexuels, trans et queer (LGBTQ) ont toujours existé. Sauf qu’ils ont longtemps vécu cachés, quand ils n’étaient pas contraints par leurs familles à se cantonner à des modes de vie ne correspondant pas à leur identité du genre. Maintenant que la norme est au coming […]

Malawi: Shortage of contraceptives hits women hard

Malawi: Shortage of contraceptives hits women hard

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga Blantyre, 21 May:Thirty-year-old Doris Chikwina from Chigwaja village in Blantyre, Malawi is a very furious woman. She has just discovered that she is pregnant again. “I am fuming yet I am supposed to be happy with this bundle of joy news. But I am not. I did not expect this pregnancy. I […]

May 21, 2019 Themes: Health | Reproductive health Programs: Gender & Media | VRC Clippings

Sexual Diversity in the Malawi elections

Sexual Diversity in the Malawi elections

By Penelope Paliani-Kamanga Blantyre,20 May:Whoever wins the Malawi elections that are scheduled this May 21 has the toll order to adhere to the Constitution to the fullest. One of many litmus tests he must pass is how he will handle the issue of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) which remains sensitive in Malawi […]

Mauritius: PILS et AILES féminisent le thème international

Mauritius: PILS et AILES féminisent le thème international

By Marie Annick Savripene Port Louis 11 May: De par le monde cette année, l’AIDS Candlelight Memorial aura lieu le 19 mai et son thème est : «Intensifier la lutte pour la santé et les droits». À Maurice, en raison d’une hausse des nouvelles infections chez les femmes, PILS et AILES l’ont modifié en «Intensifier […]

May 12, 2019 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Aware | VRC Clippings

SABC 2 7de Laan 28/11/22018

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION Name of monitor: Mpho Pitsi Name of Television station: Channel where you are getting the scene SABC 2 Name of programme: Name of News programme 7 de Laan Date of broadcast: Date when the news item was broadcast 28 November 2018 Time: Time of broadcast 18h00 – 18h30 Genre: Type of programme Drama […]