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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Rise Club chairperson, Zikhona Mbute, talks about being raped. She believes this will help others and will also help her to heal.
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).
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.
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.
The (ATA) Achievers Take Action event hosted by Soul City Institute (SCI) for the Humble Helpers Club, held on the 3 of March at West Bank Senior Secondary School in King Williams Town, was indeed a great success. The aim of this event was to encourage young girls to be aware of the fact if one wants to achieve any goal they have set for themselves, the only way to achieve that goal is by taking action.