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  • SA Women Still Facing Challenges

    The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) says that as the country celebrates 20 years of democracy, women are still faced with a number of challenges.

    The commission, which is an independent and statutory body created in terms of the South African Constitution, states that one of the challenges that women face is being discriminated against because of their gender.

    CGE chairperson, Mfanozelwe Shozi, has been speaking at the start of the three day national gender summit in Benoni in Ekurhuleni on Gauteng's East Rand.

    To read the article titled, “CGE says women are still faced with challenges,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • SA Tops in New HIV Infections

    The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) says the proportion of South Africans infected with HIV has increased from 10.6 percent in 2008 to 12.2 percent in 2012.

    According to the HSRC’s National HIV Prevalence, Incidence and Behaviour Survey, the total number of infected South Africans now stands at 6.4 million; 1.2 million more than in 2008.

    It says women aged between 30 and 34 and males aged 35 to 39 have the highest infection rates: 36 percent of females and 28.8 percent of males in these respective age groups contracted HIV.

    To read the article titled, “SA has highest number of new HIV infections worldwide – survey,” click here.

    Source: 
    Mail and Guardian
  • NGOs Decry SA’s Child Abuse 'Epidemic'

    Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working with women and children say child abuse has become an epidemic in the country, with one in four children becoming victims of abuse.

    Saartjie Baartman spokesperson, Shaheema McLeod, states that one of the problems that they have picked up in their areas is that there are little resources available for parents to take their kids for assistance.

    McLeod explains that, “…a lack of a political will to make resources available. There seems to be more violent acts committed against children, and parents need to keep in mind to put preventative measures in place.”

    To read the article titled, “NGOs decry child abuse 'epidemic',” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
  • Equal Rights Key to Thriving Societies

    North West Premier, Thandi Modise, says equal rights and opportunities for women are crucial to building healthy economies and societies.
     
    Modise’s comments come as the country joined the world in celebrating International Women's Day on Saturday, 8 March 2014.
     
    In a press statement, Modise explains that, "Women's full and equal participation in the political and economic arena is crucial to democracy and justice, because equal rights and opportunity underpin healthy economies and societies.” 
     
    To read the article titled, “Equal rights key to thriving societies - Premier Modise,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Harare Public Toilets Unusable

    Harare's public toilets are in such an appalling state that very few are still usable, with most of them being perpetually blocked.

    Local authorities have been blamed for failing to maintain the few toilets whose scarcity already impacts negatively on women.

    Zimbabwe has however pledged to reduce by 50 percent the proportion of people without sustainable access to basic sanitation by 2015, as defined by the Millennium Development Goals.

    To read the article titled, “Harare toilets - Every woman's nightmare,” click here.

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Zim Laws Fail to Protect Women, Girls

    Women activists believe the rights of women and girls continue to be violated in Zimbabwe even though the country has the best laws designed to address gender-based violence and inequality.

    The activists state that, there is little action to match the laws available to protect women who were constantly abused in homes, schools and in the workplace.

    Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe’s director, Virginia Muwanigwa - speaking at the launch of the Southern African Development Community Gender Protocol Barometer for 2013 - asserts that the problem emanated from the country’s failure to implement legislation.

    To read the article titled, “Laws Fail to Protect Women, Girl Child,” click here

    Source: 
    All Africa
  • Saartjie Baartman: Child Counsellor / Social Worker

    Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, March 7, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children requires the services of a single person or a couple to live on the premises. The position would suit a single person or ideally, a couple trying to get ahead as the possibility exists for the spouse to assist with driving and maintenance.

    The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children seeks to appoint a Child Counsellor/Social Worker, based in the Western Cape

    This is full-time contract position to work with the children and adolescents.
    Responsibilities:
    • Provide individual and group counselling to the children and adolescents;
    • Liaise with the children’s schools;
    • Provide parenting guidance to the mothers.
    Requirements:
    • Minimum of two years experience of counselling children and adolescents;
    • Knowledge of the effects of trauma on child development;
    • Specific training in child and adolescent counselling would be an advantage;
    • Fluency in at least two of the official languages;
    • Computer literate and have good communication skills;
    • Valid driver’s license.
    To apply, submit a CV (copies of degrees are not necessary), three references and motivation letter to Shaheema@womenscentre.co.za or fax to: 021 637 3487.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    Enquiries: Shaheema McLeod, Tel: 021 633 5287.

    Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

    For more about Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Childrens, refer to www.saartjiebaartmancentre.org.za.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • Police Criticised Over LGBT Rights

    A lesbian rape survivor and community activist has told the Khayelitsha probe into police inefficiency how insensitive officers added to her ordeal.

    When prominent lesbian community activist Funeka Soldaat was raped by some boys from Khayelitsha in 1995, she turned to the South African Police Service for help.

    Yet this week she told the Khayelitsha commission of inquiry into police inefficiency that her torment had continued at two police stations, where her treatment after the attack left her devastated.

    To read the article titled, “Khayelitsha police 'incapable' of helping LGBT residents,” click here.

    Source: 
    Mail and Guardian
  • Women's Health CoOp: Field and Outreach Worker

    Women's Health CoOp (Wesley Community Centre)
    Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
    Opportunity closing date: 
    Friday, February 28, 2014
    Opportunity type: 
    Employment
    The Women's Health CoOp  (WHC) is a women's research project funded by an international organisation based in Pretoria. The project focuses on vulnerable women who are at risk of HIV infection.

    WHC seeks to appoint a Field and Outreach Worker, based in Pretoria.

    The successful candidate will assist in outreach and recruitment for various research project activities.
     
    Requirements:
    • Minimum Grade 12 Certificate (Matric);
    • Valid driver’s licence a MUST with experience in driving particularly in the City of Pretoria;
    • Knowledge of the City of Pretoria and its township communities is a must;
    • Must be fluent in English, Tswana and/or Sesotho. Knowledge of other South African languages is a plus;
    • Must have experience of working in the field of HIV/ AIDS particularly in community-based research projects and in community outreach;
    • Must be a team player and flexible, and willing to work in a fast-paced environment;
    • Must have attention to detail and be open-minded;
    • High level of integrity and accountability will be desired.
    Salary: In the range of cost to company and will be negotiated in compliance with qualifications and experience.
     
    To apply, submit a CV and motivational letter with contact details of three references to Jackie Ndirangu jndirangu@rti.org or fax to (012) 322 3781 and attention: Jackie Ndirangu.

    Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

    For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.

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  • NGO Works Towards Reducing GBV

    There are five more days before the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign ends, however, the alarming incidents of women's abuse remain a serious concern.

    NGOs such as Thusanang Advice Centre in Phuthaditjhaba in the eastern Free State, has been contributing towards the reduction of gender-based violence.

    Acting director, Jeanette Makae, points out that, "We are conducting workshops around the communities, all over the different villages in QwaQwa. We even train the community on human rights, all the acts that protect human rights and all the abuses that have taken place to the girl child and the women.”

    To read the article titled, “F State NGO pushes on to reduce gender-based violence,” click here.

    Source: 
    SABC News
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