Due to the national lockdown many young women faced unexpected challenges, such as income loss, contraception shortages and having to live with abusive, or homophobic family members, explains the Commission for Gender Equality.
As South Africa joins the global community in fighting a pandemic, this presents an opportune moment to also reflect holistically on our health system, especially health services for womxn. As today marks World Health Day, it’s also important to remind ourselves of the importance of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for our overall health and well-being. By Angelica Pino, Programmes Director, Sonke Gender Justice.
How do we create a generation of young women who know their rights and young men who are less likely than their fathers to raise their fists? The Department of Basic Education believes we can learn from Sweden, and improve sexuality education in schools to teach learners about gender inequality, power, violence, and rape culture.
Transgender people are one of the key populations identified as being at a higher risk of HIV – but they face stigma from society and healthcare workers. One transgender man explains why his community “needs attention now”.
This World Obesity Day experts warn of an emerging epidemic among our nation’s children. But why is it that girls, especially those living in urban areas, have obesity rates that double their age group’s average?
While South African women are less likely to smoke than men, ladies often smoke more cigarettes per day than guys. Health-e brings you eight facts you might not know about women and smoking.
OPINION:My perspective on Dr Colvin’s condemnation of homeopathy is that he has committed a ‘straw person’ fallacy, in which an argument is presented which is based on a misrepresentation of the opponent’s position.
Addressing delegates at the AIDS 2000 conference on the role of gender and sexuality in the transmission of HIV/AIDS , Dr Geeta Rao Gupta said that “Empowering women does not disempower men”.