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The Gender Impact Of South Africa’s Pandemics
Karel
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08 Sep, 2021

23 000 pregnancies among 10-19-year-olds in Gauteng, 934 unattended cases of statutory rape, 1300 new cases of HIV in 10–19-year-old girls every week, is unacceptable.

Women’s Day message from Soul City Institute CEO Phinah Kodisang
Karel
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09 Aug, 2021

I reflect on today with mixed emotions because as a womxn I am not happy with the position of womxn in this country. I live in a country that is said to have the highest statistics of gender-based violence in the world, including rape and domestic violence.

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The Gender Impact Of South Africa’s Pandemics

23 000 pregnancies among 10-19-year-olds in Gauteng, 934 unattended cases of statutory rape, 1300 new cases of HIV in 10–19-year-old girls every week, is unacceptable.

SCI Joburg team attended the Code Red protest demanding a feminist, accountable and equitable government

Last Friday, Code Red staged actions in 7 locations across SA to demand a Universal Basic Income Grant, an end to fiscal austerity, an end to government and corporate looting, The resourcing and implementation of the National Strategic Plan on GBVF and the National Health Insurance and our SCI Joburg team was invited.

#SheLeadsChange: Conversations to celebrate Women’s leadership

Our country celebrates Women's Month in August. We also remember the more than 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on August 9, 1956, to protest the extension of women's pass laws.

Our Limpopo office partners with Shingwedzi TVET College to promote SRHR services

Our Soul City Limpopo office has partnered with Shingwedzi TVET College for the Quarterly " First Thing First Campaign (HIV TESTING SERVICE)" on the 25th of August 2021, with the goal of increasing awareness of the importance of getting tested for HIV among college students in the province.

Joburg SCI Office Hosted a Condom Distribution activity in Duduza Informal settlement

Our SCI Gauteng office held a condom distribution activity/campaign in Duduza informal settlement to encourage the use of dual contraceptives and to educate the community about female condoms which most are still not comfortable using.

Teenage pregnancy is evidence that South Africa continues to fail girls and young women

934 girls aged 10-14 years old in South Africa gave birth between April 2020 and March 2021 in Gauteng.

Women’s Day message from Soul City Institute CEO Phinah Kodisang

I reflect on today with mixed emotions because as a womxn I am not happy with the position of womxn in this country. I live in a country that is said to have the highest statistics of gender-based violence in the world, including rape and domestic violence.

Soul City Institute Speaks Out Against the Attempted Depowerment of Judge Sisi Khampepe by the Jacob Zuma Foundation

5 July 2021 - The Soul City Institute (SCI) notes with concern the attempted depowerment of Judge Sisi Khampepe by the former President Jacob Zuma’s Foundation.

The Soul City Institute extends its condolences to the family of Lufuno Mavhunga

The Soul City Institute extends its condolences to the family of Lufuno Mavhunga, the 15-year-old learner who allegedly committed suicide as a result of alleged bullying at school.

Open Letter: Concerns regarding the abuse of people especially women in churches

Open Letter from Phinah Kodisang to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities Act (CRL) and the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)

GovChat, Women in ICT Forum intro online GBV platform

Citizen engagement platform GovChat and the South African Women in ICT Forum this morning unveiled an online interactive gender-based violence (GBV) engagement platform.

Read Business Day's International Women's Day 2021 report

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year around the globe.