Lesotho: Female condom low demand widens inequality

Lesotho: Female condom low demand widens inequality

Matiisetso Mosala Maseru, 1 December: Cultural norms have dictated that women shy away from acts that expose their sexual desires. Women in Lesotho are frowned at if found carrying condoms on them. This exposes them to unplanned pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and further elevates their risk of contracting HIV. The female condom, known as femidom, […]

December 2, 2019 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Zim: Raped by my father and tested HIV Positive

Zim: Raped by my father and tested HIV Positive

By Faith N Tori Matabeland North-Zimbabwe “My mother watched helplessly as my father coerced me in his sexual advances ,take off your clothes now he would aggressively demand .l will chop off your head with that spear(pointing to the spear which lay next to my mother),said Ntando. Ntando 21, (not her real name) is a […]

December 2, 2019 Themes: Gender based violence | HIV/AIDS Programs: 16 Days of Activism Campaigns

SAfAIDS Statement on International Men’s Day

SAfAIDS Statement on International Men’s Day

“International Men’s Day is designed to promote positive role models in society and develop wholesome individuals. When we make investments towards promoting individual and collective development of key groups in our respective communities, including men and boys, we are able to effectively address key challenges including high incidence of HIV infection, reproductive health challenges, sexual […]

November 19, 2019 Themes: Gender equality | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender & Governance | Gender and governance | News

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. September 2017, Gender Links Mauritius opened the first halfway home in Mauritius called Safe Haven. A Halfway Home is a place that serves as a residence for people in need; providing them with the necessary skills […]

Savanne District Council COE

Fact file Country Mauritius Province/Region Savanne Baseline score  – 2015 Latest score – 2019 Population 70,575 Number of women councillors  33 Number of men councillors  120 Joined the COE programme  2013 Anchored Entrepreneurship Programme  Yes Summit 2019 Savanne is a district of Mauritius, situated in the south of the island. The district has an area […]

Diálogo de Homem para Homem, no combate às Unioes Prematuras, VBG e HIV/Sida

Diálogo de Homem para Homem, no combate às Uniões Prematuros, VBG e HIV/Sida – MoçambiquePessoas influentes e decisores da sociedade fazem trabalhos de advocacia para a eliminação de uniões prematuras, gravidezes precoces, violência baseada no género e HIV/SIDA, por forma a consciencializar e convidar outros influentes a se tornarem agentes de mudança. São envolvidos dirigentes, […]

August 25, 2019 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender justice and local government summit

Diversidade Sexual, Inclusão das minorias sexuais

By: Graça Maria, 04-July-2019: A diversidade sexual ainda é um tabú a ser desmistificado dentro da sociedade moçambicana, facto que faz com que a media tenha um papel importante neste processo, difundindo informações que possam criar uma reflexão conjunta sobre a importância da inclusão das minorias sexuais. Durante dois dias, 27-28 de Junho passado, jornalistas […]

Western Cape: Restorative Justice- Eradicate Generational GBV

The project focus on male juvenile delinquents that is current detained at Horizon Youth Centre on criminal charges, who are fathers. The project occurs on a monthly basis, where neurologist programming occurs. Workshops and Individual development plans take place based on participant’s individual needs. The projects aims to teach youth to be involved and effective […]

South Africa: Survivors Our Pride

The centre was officially opened in November 2005.Registered as an NPO in March 2010.Provides psychosocial services, accommodation and balanced meals to the victimized. Render outreach programmes to the communities around d Greater Mankweng that is Molepo, Mamabolo, Mothapo and Dikgale. Context The centre has been in existence since from2005 following g high cases of domestic […]

South Africa: Diphuthantsheng drop centre

Diphuthantsheng drop centre is a non-profit organization operating at Mamehlabe village. It is under local municipality of Aganang under Capricorn district.  Now it is joined with Kwakwati CHBC operating under the name Kwakwati CHBC to become one big project no more Diphuthantsheng. It is first satellite drop-in centre of Kwakwati and the second satellite is […]