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World Mental Health Day: Self-care and Your Mental Health
pontsho
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10 Oct, 2022

She opens her sleepy eyes to the bright light of the springtime sun that has intruded on her tiny bedroom. It is 6 am. “Why,” she begrudgingly utters as her mind immediately races with thoughts of all the problems that she took to bed with her last night. “Why did morning have to come so soon? Why can’t I just sleep my way into a better phase of my life?” She has not had a decent meal in a week, she is fatigued, lonely and confused about what the future holds for her. “Oh well, Sindy, life goes on,” she says to herself as she pulls her heavy and surrenders herself to another day in the hell that has become her life.

Soul City Institute joins menstrual justice activists in demanding accountability for the ongoing period poverty in South Africa
akona
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26 Aug, 2022

We as the Soul City Institute for Social Justice lift our hands in support of the end to period poverty in South Africa. Period poverty, which is the lack of menstrual products such as pads, tampons or cups, is a consequence of gender inequality and affects the health and wellbeing of many menstruating people in South Africa and across the globe. For those still in school, it is compounded by the disruption to their education.

ROE v WADE and the Global South
akona
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19 Aug, 2022

IN JUNE, THE UNITED STATES Supreme Court overturned its previous Roe v. Wade decision which declared the constitutional right to an abortion. Because of this, abortions are now regarded as illegal in certain US states, where the historic ruling was the only law that guaranteed safe abortion for many. Of course, this decision sent reverberations across the world, even before it was official. Weeks before the decision was final there was a leak of documents which revealed what was to come.

#ChildProtectionWeek2022: Now or never, SA must prevent and proactively act on statutory rape
Talya
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31 May, 2022

South Africa commemorates National Child Protection Week annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution and Children’s Act. This week is about ensuring that the most vulnerable in our communities are taken care of mentally, physically, and emotionally and the prevention of any kind of violence (physical, emotional, and sexual) and the exploitation of children.

The wheels of justice turn slow for victims of gender-based violence and femicide
Karel
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25 May, 2022

In April, Namhla Mtwa was gunned down as she arrived home from work. The Eastern Cape South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed that the multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body caused her death. Yet, a month later, her family has to resort to pleading on social media to get any action from the police.

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Kgalemelang: An Intersectional Approach is needed To Address GBVF And Demand Accountability

The recent report issued by the Minister of police Bheki Cele has highlighted once again that the rates of gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) in South Africa are increasing instead of going down. It has become normal to see headlines of yet another child, woman and LGBTQIA+ person who has been raped or ruthlessly killed.

Celebrating 27 years of Soul City Institute

From health communication to intersectional feminism, Soul City Institute continues redefining itself to meet South Africans' needs!

World Mental Health Day: Self-care and Your Mental Health

She opens her sleepy eyes to the bright light of the springtime sun that has intruded on her tiny bedroom. It is 6 am. “Why,” she begrudgingly utters as her mind immediately races with thoughts of all the problems that she took to bed with her last night. “Why did morning have to come so soon? Why can’t I just sleep my way into a better phase of my life?” She has not had a decent meal in a week, she is fatigued, lonely and confused about what the future holds for her. “Oh well, Sindy, life goes on,” she says to herself as she pulls her heavy and surrenders herself to another day in the hell that has become her life.

Soul City Institute supports calls for transformative sexual and reproductive health services for the youth

The Soul City Institute CEO says the availability of sexual and reproductive health services at youth-friendly clinics will prevent young people from seeking unsafe abortions.

Soul City Institute joins menstrual justice activists in demanding accountability for the ongoing period poverty in South Africa

We as the Soul City Institute for Social Justice lift our hands in support of the end to period poverty in South Africa. Period poverty, which is the lack of menstrual products such as pads, tampons or cups, is a consequence of gender inequality and affects the health and wellbeing of many menstruating people in South Africa and across the globe. For those still in school, it is compounded by the disruption to their education.

Crime statistics are an annual ritual to mourn the never-ending violation of women and children

Every year, the Minister of Police reveals, amongst other figures, how many more women and girls have been murdered or raped, but very little about how it will be prevented in the coming year.

ROE v WADE and the Global South

IN JUNE, THE UNITED STATES Supreme Court overturned its previous Roe v. Wade decision which declared the constitutional right to an abortion. Because of this, abortions are now regarded as illegal in certain US states, where the historic ruling was the only law that guaranteed safe abortion for many. Of course, this decision sent reverberations across the world, even before it was official. Weeks before the decision was final there was a leak of documents which revealed what was to come.

Soul City Institute launches the Feminist Leadership and Activism Centre (FLAC)

The centre will disrupt and transform multiple levels of oppression through feminist theorising that builds on generations of African feminist movement-building strategies and decolonial scholarship.

Soul City Institute congratulates Banyana Banyana

While their victory deserves celebration, let us not forget the gendered injustices womxn footballers have and continue to experience in South Africa

Government must protect the youth by implementing stricter alcohol regulations

Too many young lives have been lost and destroyed because of the failure to implement existing alcohol legislation and adopting new laws.

#ChildProtectionWeek2022: Now or never, SA must prevent and proactively act on statutory rape

South Africa commemorates National Child Protection Week annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution and Children’s Act. This week is about ensuring that the most vulnerable in our communities are taken care of mentally, physically, and emotionally and the prevention of any kind of violence (physical, emotional, and sexual) and the exploitation of children.

The wheels of justice turn slow for victims of gender-based violence and femicide

In April, Namhla Mtwa was gunned down as she arrived home from work. The Eastern Cape South African Police Service (SAPS) confirmed that the multiple gunshot wounds to her upper body caused her death. Yet, a month later, her family has to resort to pleading on social media to get any action from the police.