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Wednesday, 17 June 2009 - 10:52

The custom of ukuthwalwa is being abused in some remote areas of Lusikisiki. Once a custom of arranged marriages, ukuthwalwa has become a violent practise where young girls are being forced to marry older, widowed men may be HIV positive or have other sexually transmitted
infections. 

The custom of ukuthwalwa is being abused in some remote areas of Lusikisiki, including kwa Ncele, Khanayayo and Hlabathi. Once a custom of arranged marriages, ukuthwalwa has become a violent practise. In many cases, parents are arranging for young girls to marry without the
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Thursday, 11 June 2009 - 16:00

Date:    Friday, 12th June, 2008
Time:   14:30pm until 17:00 pm
Where: Zanokhanyo Training Centre, No 1 Corner of Fumane and Qamela Street, Harare Khayelitsha

Details:  We would like to extend to you and your organisation to a Personal Invitation to attend Thembi’s Day Memorial Service to be held at the Zukhanyo Training Centre. If you are getting lost, call Klaas at 076 034 8770

We offer this special service as a way that families, friends, colleages can share with others their feelings on this day. The service is...

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Wednesday, 10 June 2009 - 15:26

On the 10th of June, 2009 TAC held a press conference that marked the beginning of our Resources for Health Campaign. Speakers at the press conference included Rebecca Hodes from the Treatment Action Campaign, Paula Akugizibwe from ARASA and Albert van Zyl from the International Budget Partnership. The press conference was held simultaneously to the start of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Cape Town. The press conference highlights demands from a coalition of African HIV and TB activists that the regions leaders guarantee the right to health, ensure that it is financed as a priority, and...

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Wednesday, 10 June 2009 - 14:44

HIV/AIDS activist Thembisa Ngubane passed away last week. Thembi's radio diary sparked wide attention and made her an ambassador for UNICEF. Thembi was featured on CNN, met former US President Bill Clinton, talked to the ANC and visited HIV positive women in India. In November 2007 she was featured in the SABC 3's Special Assignment. Thembi made it her mission to raise awareness among her countrymen and in doing so became a global voice.

HIV/AIDS diarists Thembisa Ngubane died last week at the Hospital. She was diagnosed with TB resistance. Thembisa was the HIV/AIDS activist in...

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Wednesday, 10 June 2009 - 11:27

On June 8th and 9th, the UNGASS Forum South Africa was held in Cape Town. The goal of the forum was to begin a consolidation of an international advocacy push on women’s sexual reproductive health (SRH). The forum’s aims to strengthen awareness and encourage action on the community, national, regional, and global levels. The mobilizing social movements, HIV/AIDS donors, governments and UN agencies, the intended efforts for 2009 will focus on Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Indonesia, Kenya, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine and Uruguay.

Press Release III UNGASS-...

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