When an older man raised his hand to speak on the third day of a gender workshop for men in a South African rural community, Bafana Khumalo’s heart sank. As facilitator he had touched on concepts of ‘manhood’ and gender inequality. He had been emphasising that attitudes of men and the idea of masculinity “are linked to our patriarchal heritage”.
'Measurement of Juvenile Justice' manual has been developed by the United Nations Children's Fund and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Developed in consultation with NGOs and individual experts, the manual provides a set of fifteen indicators of core importance to juvenile justice. The fifteen indicators have been refined through field-testing in a number of countries and are endorsed by the Interagency Juvenile Justice Panel. This manual explains how to use the indicators in practice.
The definition of gender is still a preoccupation of many schools of thought. The old, the modern and the pre-modern schools of thought provide guiding principles on the concept of gender.
Gender Links (GL), in partnership with the Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network, the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), hosted a dialogue on 27 November 2007 in Johannesburg to take stock of the progress made towards addressing gender-based violence in the SADC region.
Gender Links Executive Director, Colleen Lowe-Morna, urged delegates to remember the gaps and challenges when talking about the successes made in addressing gender-based violence in the region.
The Open Disclosure Foundation (ODF) was established in 2002 by Andile Carelse, a kwaito artist, who openly revealed in 2001 her painful past of being sexually abused as a child. She created the Foundation to provide survivors of abuse with a sustainable programme aimed at assisting them in the path of healing.
Exposing Sexual Disparities in Farming Communities
Rural Education, Awareness and Community Health (REACH) was established to respond to the heightening levels of sexual harassment evident in South Africa’s rural farming communities.
In the context of sexual harassment, the organisation raises awareness of the prevalence of sexual and domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse and HIV/AIDS in Western Cape’s rural farming communities.
The repression of the 1980’s created the incubator for the birth of many NGOs including the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), which was formally established in 1989. This was a challenging era in South Africa’s history where there was widespread political resurgence in communities that responded violently to the harsh and rigid enforcement of apartheid laws, which at one stage included the incarceration of 3,500 children.
This Friday, 7 April ’06, is World Health Day. The theme for this year is "Working together for Health.” The day is aimed at raising global awareness about the widespread shortage of health workers and the impact this has for people in need of healthcare.
All over the world, healthcare systems are finding it harder and harder to train and retain their health workers. With countries like South Africa emerging as critical battlegrounds for chronic conditions such as HIV/AIDS and other related diseases, developing countries cannot afford to be short of competent health workers.