Youth

Face-to-Face Outreach Key to Wooing Young Voters

In the last municipal election in 2011, only 28 percent of young people aged 20-29 voted.

Before the first registration weekend for the poll this August, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says more than 80 percent of the 9.1-million eligible voters who are not registered were under 35 years old.

If young people don’t vote, their concerns will not carry enough weight in the halls of power, and policy will ignore the needs of young people.

UJ, NYDA Launch New Youth Institute

A new institute to nurture young thinkers was launched by the National Youth Development Agency in collaboration with the University of Johannesburg (UJ).
 
Launching the Youth Development Institute (YDI), Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, says: “The institute will be a hub for young researchers and central point of reference for all youth related matters.”
 

Transitioning to a Healthy Adulthood: Lessons Learned from Adolescent Girls Living with HIV in Urban Zambia

The International Centre for Research on Women (ICRW) and Zambart conducted formative research between January and April 2015 to generate evidence-based ideas for services and programmatic interventions that support healthy transitions to adulthood among adolescent girls living with HIV in Zambia.
 
For more information, refer to http://goo.gl/zeIPhC.
 

Enhancing a Regional Response to Crimes of Sexual Violence: Regional Roundtable Discussion Summary

‘Enhancing a Regional Response to Crimes of Sexual Violence: Regional Roundtable Discussion Summary’ provides a summary of a roundtable discussion to capitalise on the ideas and lessons learned from stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Kenya who are actively engaged with efforts to end impunity for sexual violence in their respective communities, as well as with PHR's training and advocacy programme.
 
For more information, refer to http://goo.gl/umz4k0.
 

Universal Access to Reproductive Health: Progress and Challenges

‘Universal Access to Reproductive Health: Progress and Challenges’ seeks to identify areas where reproductive health has advanced or not according to four main indicators: Adolescent birth rate, contraceptive prevalence rate, unmet need for family planning rate, proportion of demand for contraception satisfied.

For more information, refer to http://goo.gl/6pB1oe.
 

Partners & Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement

‘Partners & Allies: Toolkit for Meaningful Adolescent Girl Engagement’s goal is to enable institutions, programmes, and project teams to strategically and meaningfully engage girls as equal and active participants in the leadership and development of their communities, nations, and the world. This is not a programme design toolkit, it is a comprehensive resource that will answer the why, how, and when related to safe and effective adolescent girl engagement.
 
For more information, refer to http://goo.gl/jda1OZ.
 

AMANDLA EduFootball: Head of Facility

AMANDLA EduFootball (AMANDLA) is a South African noprofit organisation with programme sites in Gauteng and the Western Cape. AMANDLA’s mission is to create safe spaces that bring together the power of football and learning to empower youth and change lives.

Amandla seeks to appoint Head of Facility based in Diepsloot (Gauteng) and one in Khayelitsha (Western Cape).

This is a permanent full-time position.

Start Date: 1 January 2016.

Responsibilities:

The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children: Volunteer Proposal Writer

The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children (TTBC) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to ensuring abused children are protected and rehabilitated. The organisation provides therapy, counselling, assistance, love, comfort, safety and ongoing support to children who have been abused. TTBC does not only work with children, but with parents and communities empowering them with knowledge and skills so that we can help put an end to child abuse.
 
TTBC seeks to appoint Volunteer Proposal Writer, based in Johannesburg.

Responsibilities:

Thembalethu: Community Based Social Worker

Thembalethu, meaning ’our hope’ in isiZulu, is a community-based South African nonprofit organisation dedicated to caring for the community in the midst of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and crushing poverty. TCO works to share the hope we have with the sick, orphaned and vulnerable in the Amangwe community.

Thembalethu Care seeks to appoint a Community Based Social Worker.

Social Worker to serve with a NPO working in a deep rural community in the beautiful KZN Drakensberg mountains - caring for the sick, orphaned and vulnerable and supporting community empowerment. 

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