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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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Mar 14, 2016

Achievers Take Action event - King Williams Town

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.

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Mar 10, 2016

Motheo Rise District Meeting

The Motheo Rise District meeting took place at Navilsig High School in Bloemfontein, on Sunday 06 March 2016.

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Mar 09, 2016

Flying High

Asnath Mahape is the first black woman pilot in South Africa. At the age of 35 she is flying huge passenger planes to placeslike London. But it has been a struggle to succeed.

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Mar 09, 2016

Dr Sue Goldstein visits Salzburg Global Seminar "Hooked on Health Care: Designing strategies for Better Health"

As a follow on of a meeting that was held in London about measuring Social and Behaviour Change I was invited to a “Salzburg Global Seminar” entitled “Hooked on Health Care: Designing strategies for Better Health.

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Mar 09, 2016

SCI puts focus on Young Women and Alcohol

Growing usage of alcohol by young women between the ages of 15 – 24 has resulted in high sexual risk and increased HIV infection, according to researchers who addressed a media briefing hosted by the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication today.

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SANAC Statement on HIV letter from former president Mbeki
Mar 08, 2016

SANAC Statement on HIV letter from former president Mbeki

The South African National AIDS Council has been inundated with requests from the media to respond to the letter from former President Thabo Mbeki on his Facebook page published this morning.

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Mar 08, 2016

RYWC in King Williams Town

The New Beginnings Young Women’s Club held an event regarding Rape and Sexual Assault on the 26 February 2016. The event was held at Charles Morgan Primary School.

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