According to the Commission for Gender Equality’s latest report on forced and coerced sterilisations in South Africa, the practice is a direct attack on HIV-positive women’s constitutionally enshrined rights, and highlights flaws in public health’s informed consent procedures.
Orange Farm – High levels of unemployment, poverty and HIV prevalence in Orange Farm township, south-west of Johannesburg, are contributing to increasing levels of domestic violence in the area.
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”.
About 200 activists from civil society organisations spent yesterday canvassing Johannesburg’s inner-city ahead of tomorrow’s march in protest of recent xenophobic violence that is expected to draw 30,000.