Marie Stopes South Africa (MSSA) is a NGO that works to prevent unwanted births and to afford women the right to have children by choice not by chance. MSSA is part of the Marie Stopes International Global Partnership.
Sonke Gender Justice Network is a NGO that works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to support men and boys to take action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS.
Sonke Gender Justice seeks to appoint an Executive Assistant, based in Cape Town.
The person will assist the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director.
I see the phrase ‘sexual activity’ almost on a daily basis, mostly in newspapers or in online articles quoting what a government official said. What does it mean?
Is it a social activity or is it something you do on your own? Do you need to be a member of a certain club and pay a fee?
When do you engage in ‘sexual activity’ and where? Why are teenagers not supposed to take part in it?
Who invented it? Is there a manual on how to do it well? Can you make money from being good at ‘sexual activity’?
Rise Up, a leader in the global movement for gender equity, is delighted to announce the launch of a new initiative in South Africa in partnership with Cummins Inc., called the Gender Equity Initiative (GEI), in order to advance education, opportunity, social justice, and gender equity in South Africa.
Rise Up is accepting applications from civil society, grassroots, community-based, and non-profit organization leaders based in Gauteng Province and Durban to participate in Rise Up’s Gender Equity Initiative (GEI), program and be part of the first cohort of Rise Up leaders in South Africa.
Rise Up, a leader in the global movement for gender equity launched the GEI in partnership with Cummins Inc. in order to advance education, opportunity, social justice and gender equity in South Africa.
The Counselling Hub has launched in Woodstock, Cape Town offering low cost mental health services in order to increase access for people living and working in the surrounds. With one-on-one sessions at only R50, and free workshops, people with low incomes can now seek the professional support they need to navigate their life challenges. South Africa has high, and rising, rates of mental health challenges set against the backdrop of a scarce mental health services infrastructure.
The Bantwana Initiative of World Education, Inc. (www.bantwana.org) seeks an experienced candidate for the role of Technical Lead-OVC for an anticipated USAID-funded program aimed at preventing new HIV infections and reducing vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children and adolescent girls and young women in Lesotho.
Phindile Sithole, one of 16 female bulk truck operators employed by Engen says that while she fully supports Engen’s drive to secure a more gender-balanced world, she always knew that she wanted to be a truck driver and nothing was going to stand in the way of her achieving her dream.
As a professional driver who often has to work long hours, Phindile says she feels honoured to have received the opportunity to work for Engen and enjoys every one of her shifts.
“Believe it or not, I love the sound that trucks make and their size,” she says.
Engen has donated R2.5 million to Caring4Girls, which provides female learners with sanitary towels to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles.
Caring4Girls is an Imbumba Foundation's initiative and currently reaches 750,000 girls throughout South Africa. It aims to support 1 million girls in 2019 and 2 million by 2020.