The South African National LGBTI HIV Plan 2017-2022 (LGBTI HIV Plan) was developed to guide the work of all LGBTI stakeholders and implementers in South Africa. The Plan is inclusive of all sexual minorities living in South Africa, and recommends evidence-based and multi-sectoral HIV interventions to address the HIV epidemic in the country.
South Africa’s Theme for World AIDS Day Commemorations: past and present In 2011, the focus was on universal access to treatment – ‘zero AIDS-related deaths’. In 2012, the attention shifted to HIV prevention and ‘zero new infections’, while World AIDS Day 2014 emphasised the role of stigma and discrimination with ‘zero discrimination’ as the theme. In 2015, World AIDS Day celebrated the role of communities in the response to HIV with the theme ‘Rise. Act. Protect’; while last year’s theme was “It is in our hands to end HIV and TB”.
Technology's Role in the Non-profit Sector: Increasing Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency through Technology Innovations
Increasing technology uptake in the nonprofit sector will allow nonprofit organizations and social workers to provide more effective services through improved work processes.
The National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB, and STIs (NSP) 2017-2022 is South Africa’s fourth plan. It builds on the significant progress achieved to date, addresses gaps identified during the past five years and seeks to scale up best practice to ensure that quality and innovation underpins service provision.
Twenty years ago, a group of activists came together to demand access to treatment for all people living with HIV. For a long time, getting HIV was seen as an “automatic death sentence.” HIV/AIDS had devastated the African continent. South Africa, in particular, faced a spiralling epidemic: the number of people living with HIV had grown from 160 000 by 1990 to more than 4.2 million by 2000. That year, the number of people living in South Africa dying in their 30s and 40s exceeded those dying in their 60s and 70s.
On 22 June 2018, Sonke Gender Justice hosted a criminal justice symposium, with a focus on bail and sentencing. The purpose for the symposium stemmed from the recognition that the current model and understanding of both bail and sentencing have had considerably negative effects on remand detainees and incarcerated persons. These include: overcrowding, disease, lack of rehabilitation programmes, and the effective criminalisation of poverty.
There is no typical father in South Africa. There are many types of fathers and many types of fatherhood in the country. There are biological fathers, social fathers, gay fathers, straight fathers, young fathers, older fathers. We have self-identified fatherhood, ascribed fatherhood, long-distance fatherhood and proximal fatherhood, to name only a few. The texture is rich by age, race, class, geo-type, ethnicity or family type. Mothers, fathers and children experience a wide canvas of fatherhood portrayals.
This is the proposed Voluntary Independent Code of Governance and Values for NPOs in South Africa. It has been initiated by a group of NPOs, and is intended to recognise their wide diversity of size, purpose, resources, and capacity. As an initial draft, comment, criticism, and suggestions are invited and encouraged.
Trade and Development in numbers UNCTAD Handbook offers crucial economic data for global decision-makers
UNCTAD has launched its annual Handbook of Statistics in a new, user-friendly format to celebrate its fiftieth year of publication. The 2017 edition has been overhauled entirely to make it shorter and easier to read, and features a wealth of maps, charts, and infographics.
The PATHWAYS OUT OF POVERTY: Improving Farm Dwellers’ Tenure Security and Access to Housing and Services is a guide to legislation, policies and case law and will assist officials, non-governmental organisations and public interest law practitioners in navigating the highly complex legal and policy framework regulating farm dwellers’ rights to tenure security and access to adequate housing and basic service.