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Aug 24, 2016

Soul City / Aurora Partnership on the Cape West Coast

Aurora Wind Power, a venture of ENGIE (formerly GDF SUEZ, France), Investec Bank Limited (RSA) and KTH (RSA), announced on 9th June 2015 that it had started commercial operation of the 94 MW West Coast 1 wind farm.

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Soul City Institute Embarks on New Journey
Aug 11, 2016

Soul City Institute Embarks on New Journey

Over twenty years after it’s founding, one of South Africa’s foremost social justice communications organisations, the Soul City Institute, has shifted their focus to zone in on social justice for young women and girls and the communities in which they live.

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Jul 04, 2016

Young Women demand action on Sexual Violence

Rape is not taken seriously and women who report such crimes are often victimised afterwards said young women attending a dialogue on violence at the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication as part of Youth Month activities.

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Jul 01, 2016

This is your campaign, so name it!

The Department of Health has initiated the Girls and Young Women Campaign, to empower girls and young women. The campaign is informed by a report that suggests a disproportionate burden of HIV among adolescent girls and young women, between ages 15-24 years, in South Africa.

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Jun 27, 2016

Invitation: Sexual Violence and Voice

Join Soul City and ta panel of young women from #FeesMustFall, Rise Young Women's Clubs, and #RUReferenceList for a discussion on violence against women.

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Apr 13, 2016

Advocacy Campaign: #RISE one million signatures against sexual violence

The Western Cape RISE members are collecting one million signatures against sexual violence. This is an advocacy campaign in connection with Sinoxolo Mafevuka’s rape & murder case

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Standing together to fight rape
Mar 18, 2016

Standing together to fight rape

Rise Club chairperson, Zikhona Mbute, talks about being raped. She believes this will help others and will also help her to heal.

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Mar 17, 2016

Golden Ladies Rise Young Women's Club brings you African Gay Proud March

Golden Ladies Rise Young Women's Club is one of our clubs based in Mahikeng: Montshioa; North West. The club will be having a march for HUMAN RIGHTS DAY on Saturday, 19 March 2016 focusing on RACISM and LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX (LGBTI).

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What is the truth about virginity testing
Mar 17, 2016

What is the truth about virginity testing

Every year thousands of young women around South Africa are tested to find out if they are a virgin – someone who has not had sex. Some respect this as a cultural practice, others find it degrading. Rise visited a Club in KwaZulu-Natal in 2014 and spoke to some of the women involved. We also asked two young women, Nomalanga and Amanda, about their experiences.

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Mar 14, 2016

Mbutho wethu!

The Ngcobo-Zintombizodwa (Girls Only) Rise Young Women’s club from a rural District in the Eastern Cape has recorded a CD. The CD has a song dedicated to Rise Young Womens Clubs, their Club Coordinator, Pienaar Motabene and Soul City.

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