By Rebecca Hodes Zoleka Gqumisa is an abortion counselor in Khayelitsha. She works at three different clinics, and sees over twenty clients a day. At the Nolungile Youth Clinic her clients are mostly young women between the ages of 16 and 25, many still in school and pregnant for the first time. At a gathering … Continue reading Peer education is powerful: how abortion counselors care for patients
By Rebecca Hodes, Marion Stevens, and Jen Thorpe Marion: The State of the Nation speech happened last week and despite a number of health challenges continuing to face South Africans, far less was said about this than would have been the ideal. In fact, more was said about the Rhino protection programme. Within health the broad … Continue reading Female State of the Nation: The health issues we should be concerned about
By Rachelle Chadwick and Marion Stevens We know that gender and sexual violence are major problems in South Africa. We know that we have shockingly high rates of rape, domestic violence and femicide. What is not always recognised however is a different form of violence against women. This is violence that is perpetrated predominantly by … Continue reading Confronting Birth Violence in South Africa
Press Release – for immediate release Tuesday 03 February 2015 Released by: Childline South Africa; The Community Law Centre, University of the Western Cape; The Centre for Child Law, University of Pretoria; and the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children; and the Women’s Legal Centre Today the … Continue reading SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT AMENDMENTS ON TEEN SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTER
The news that actor and comedian Robin Williams had died as a result of a suspected suicide broke on Tuesday morning, shocking the world. How could a man, only 63, who built a career on laughs be so sad that he'd want to to take his own life? Tammy Sutherns considers depression as well as the South African perspective.