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Raising awareness on the interface between gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS in South Africa : the experiences of Zubeda Dangor of Nisaa : article produced as part of the KIC Project


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Abstract: South Africa is reported to have one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world, with adolescent girls being particularly at risk. In response, both the South African government and women's rights organizations are working to improve the response to domestic and sexual violence. In 1994, the same year that Apartheid officially ended, the Nisaa Institute for Women's Development was founded by a group of committed women activists. Nisaa is an NGO focusing on the abuse of women and their children (who are secondary victims of abuse). Nisaa provides temporary emergency accommodation and counselling services to abused women and children. Through campaigns, media presentations, talks, seminars, trainings, workshops and conferences, we promote public awareness and education on violence against women. Also, there is a resource centre available at Nisaa where the community can access information. Nisaa became formally involved in HIV and AIDS work in 2003 when they started mainstreaming HIV/AIDS into all our programmes.
Authors: Dangor, Z.
Country: South Africa
Category: Practice
End Page: 7
Serial number: 2
ISSN: [1871-7551]
Journal: Exchange on HIV/AIDS, sexuality and gender
Keywords: HIV and AIDS , women , youth , violence , communities
Language: eng
Organization: KIT - Royal Tropical Institute
Year: 2006
Region: Southern Africa
Right: © 2006 KIT
Subject: Health and Nutrition
Start Page: 5
Title: Raising awareness on the interface between gender-based violence and HIV/AIDS in South Africa : the experiences of Zubeda Dangor of Nisaa : article produced as part of the KIC Project