Gender

Sonke Gender Justice Network: Executive Assistant

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.

Responsibilities:

Will Someone Please Tell Me What ‘Sexual Activity’ Is?

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 Launching New Global Partnership with Cummins Inc. to advance education, equity and social justice for girls and women in South Africa

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: Gender Equity Initiative

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.

Counselling Hub increases access to mental health services

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. 

Engen celebrates women truck drivers this International Women Day

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.

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