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Suicide Amongst Young People in South Africa

The occurrence of suicide amongst teenagers and young adults is rising dramatically. It is the second largest cause of death amongst teenagers. Teenagers are in the vulnerable in-between stage where they are no longer young and dependant on their parents for everything; yet they have not reached maturity either. They develop physically, socially and emotionally at a fast pace and we expect them to take responsibility for their own actions.

Sex Work in Cape Town

The Crime and Justice Programme of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) have published a joint report entitled ‘Selling Sex in Cape Town’. The report is the first survey and analysis of the sex industry in Cape Town and examines the extent to which sex workers have control over their working conditions in a criminalised industry.

Advancing Gender Equality through Media

Gender Links (GL), the Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network and the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), hosted the third Gender and Media Summit from 10-12 August 2008 in Johannesburg.

Hosted under the theme, “Whose news, whose views? Critical citizens, responsive media”, the summit brought together media practitioners, trainers and gender activists from Southern Africa to share best practices in creating a more responsive media.

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