18 Men Commit Suicide Every Day in South Africa – Men’s Foundation

South Africa has the eighth highest suicide rate in the world, with 450 men taking their lives a month and four out of five deaths being the result of suicide.

This is according to the Men’s Foundation of South Africa, an NGO that manages the Movember Foundation in the country under licence from the International Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation is the leading global men’s health charity, funding more than 1 200 projects in 21 countries around the world. It is focused on men’s health initiatives, suicide prevention, and testicular and prostate cancer awareness.

GenderCC Southern Africa: Executive Director

GenderCC Southern Africa is a nonprofit organisation with the vision of becoming a platform of powerful women and men who effectively represent the needs and rights of grass roots communities in national, regional and international climate policy arenas.  GenderCC’s main mission is to build a platform for an informed and resilient movement of Southern African women, which empowers them to understand, make decisions and influence policy and practice regarding climate change, for the benefit of the broader society.

SADC Must Engage Men for Gender Equality

The 2013 Global Gender Gap Report reveals that gender gaps across the globe are slowly starting to close. Although international and regional gender equality instruments are helping to close these gaps, many parts of the world, including Southern Africa are still far from achieving equality. One important factor hindering this achievement is that our efforts tend to exclude the engagement of men in fighting for gender equality.

Motlanthe Urges Men to Test for HIV

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has urged more South African men to get tested for HIV and AIDS.

Speaking during the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) plenary session held in Bloemfontein, Motlanthe pointed out that government’s massive HIV-AIDS counselling campaign indicate that fewer men have tested compared with the number of women.

He said there are still important sectors such as religious and private that need to demonstrate visible leadership in testing for HIV.

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