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SAAIDS2023: Disrupting patriarchy is at the centre of ending HIV
Karel
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23 Jun, 2023

Soul City Institute for Social Justice calls on South Africans to speak out, stand up and act against patriarchy – the real culprit behind the ever so high rates of HIV infections amongst young women and statutory rape, often referred to as teenage pregnancy.

STATUS OF THE YOUTH ADDRESS: Amplifying voices and influencing change
Karel
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15 Jun, 2023

June in South Africa is a month dedicated to remembrance, where we pay tribute to the brave youth of 1976 and their unwavering determination to dismantle the oppressive Apartheid system. Wearing school uniforms during this time symbolises their courage and commitment to fighting injustice.

May the Feminist Forces Be With Us
Karel
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09 May, 2023

As we enter the second quarter of our financial year, we are rolling up our sleeves and working towards our vision of a safe and healthy society for all.

There is a War on Children in our Country
Karel
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26 Apr, 2023

The protection and safeguarding of children is key to ensuring that children live safely in our country. While we don't have a shortage of laws and policies to do so, we find ourselves faced with horrific cases of child abuse, rape and sexual exploitation of teenage boys and girls, trafficking, mutilation and many more terrible things being done to children.

Chief Operating Officer - (Reporting to CEO) Peromnes Grade 4
Karel
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24 Feb, 2023

The Soul City Institute for Social Justice (SCI) is an intersectional feminist organisation committed to social justice for all. Our Theory of Change is guided by the South African Constitution, particularly the sections that guarantee everyone the right to bodily integrity and autonomy.

SONA2023: We Have Heard Enough Promises, Now We Want Action
Karel
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09 Feb, 2023

As President Cyril Ramaphosa sets out to deliver his 7th State of the Nation Address (SONA), we are holding our breaths in anticipation of less promises and more action to address gender inequity health care, economic security, gender-based violence (GBV) and femicide, that has claimed the lives of one too many South Africans.

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.

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