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Mar 14, 2018

United Nation's 2018 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) (Lebo's Blog, pt 1)

Soul City CEO, Lebo Ramafoko, is attending the United Nation's 2018 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).

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Social justice heavyweight Zane Dangor joins Soul City
Mar 07, 2018

Social justice heavyweight Zane Dangor joins Soul City

I am proud to announce that Zane Dangor has joined Soul City as the Chief Operations Officer. He joins the organisation at a time of exciting change and renewal.

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Feb 07, 2018

Raising Voices of Young Women and Girls

This interactive training allowed the participants to apply understanding of the concepts to real life scenarios from their environment.

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Nov 16, 2017

World Aids Day Half Marathon & 10km Road Race

3 December 2017 - Katlehong Sports Complex

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Oct 19, 2017

Kwanda Challenge - 24 October at 9am

Seriti Institute and Soul City are launching the Kwanda Challenge at 9 a.m. on 24 October 2017. We invite you to a breakfast hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright, at 15 Alice Lane, Sandton.

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Sep 08, 2017

Photovoice: Pushing the boundaries of participatory research - Gerry Mshana

Why use photovoice as a research methodology? This Learning Lab presents experiences and findings from two studies in Tanzania, detailing successes and challenges of this approach.

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Sep 08, 2017

GIS Mapping: Geographic Information System Workshop 2015

STRIVE is conducing a multi-country study of alcohol availability, advertising and impact on young people. For one aspect of the research, partners in India, South Africa and Tanzania are mapping the density of alcohol outlets in relation to the places where young people live and go to school and college.

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Sep 08, 2017

Public Health vs Alcohol: An interview with Savera Kalideen

The Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication is a STRIVE partner in South Africa. Soul City combines research with radio and television programming and community organising to run powerful campaigns on public health. With other STRIVE partners, Soul City is using GIS mapping to document the availability and marketing of alcohol in specific areas, and using photovoice to explore the impact of alcohol on the lives of young people in the same areas.

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Sep 08, 2017

Photovoice: Using participatory photography in research - Cathy Vaughan

Increasingly used in health and development around the world, Photovoice is a participatory research methodology. It was created as a photography-based tool for 'participatory needs assessment' and supports community members to use images to communicate their priorities to decision makers.

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Sep 08, 2017

Youth and Alcohol Study: PhotoVoice exhibition in Tanzania

STRIVE partner Tanzanian National Institute for Medical Research and Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (NIMR Mwanza) held two photography exhibitions in Mwanza and Moshi.

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When it comes to violence against women, attitudes matter
Aug 30, 2017

When it comes to violence against women, attitudes matter

Last month, young women from around Gauteng gathered in Soweto to demand an end to violence against women. It was not the first time - nor will it be the last - that these calls have been made.

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Why we don’t need #WomensMonth
Aug 30, 2017

Why we don’t need #WomensMonth

Having been a victim of abuse, my sense of cynicism is always heightened on days dedicated to reflecting on the role of women in our society and, more importantly, the reflection of what society should be doing to combat the abuse of women.

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Rest In Power Prudence Mabele
Jul 11, 2017

Rest In Power Prudence Mabele

Soul City Institute is saddened by the passing on of one of our partners on the Global Fund Grant, Prudence Mabele, who was the Director of the Positive Women's Network (PWN). Soul City Institute would like to pass our sincere condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of the late Prudence Mabele.

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