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Amnesty international: Making rights a reality – Gender awareness workshop
Posted: Mar 15, 2018
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Amnesty international: Making rights a reality – Gender awareness workshop

This pack has been designed for use by Human Rights educators and trainers working in the field of Women’s Rights.
The material can be used by participants with a varying degree of expertise in the area of Human Rights and/or Women’s Rights. It is left to the facilitator’s discretion how to grade material in such cases.
The activities have been written with an adult audience in mind but most can be adapted for a younger audience (although facilitators should give considerable attention to suitability of case study materials and other resources when working with young people).
The material in Module One can be used with participants with little or no prior exposure to discussions on gender and is a useful starting point for self reflection by Amnesty International members, human rights activists and wider civil society members.
The material in Module Two builds on issues and topics raised in module one. It is designed to be used with participants made up of activists working on Women’s Rights issues and is directed at Amnesty International members and the wider community.

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It takes children lifting the voices of young leaders
Posted: Mar 15, 2018
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It takes children lifting the voices of young leaders

This report was photographed and written by 21 children and young people, aged 13 to 18, who are part of the World Vision Young Leaders project, which aims to equip and empower them to engage in actions to end violence. I have had the privilege of working with these children and young people from countries throughout Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. I have watched them create a global network where they communicate, share their own experiences and the experiences of other children in their countries, and together try to find solutions to the problems that affect them, especially those related to violence. They write blogs, represent their peers at high-level debates, and speak in the name of all the children who do not have a voice.

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HIV negative sex workers find it hard to take ARVs
Posted: Dec 12, 2017
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HIV negative sex workers find it hard to take ARVs

Despite being offered a daily pill to protect them from HIV, almost three-quarters of women sex workers had stopped taking the pills after a year. This is according to a study published in the PLoS journal last week, conducted by the TAPS Demonstration Study.The study tested almost 700 women, and says that the average woman was “married or had a steady partner, worked in brothels, and were born in Zimbabwe”.Almost half of the women tested were HIV positive, 341 women. Of these, 139 decided to go on ARVs. Around 60 percent of them were still on the medication after a year.

#DontLookAway: Mom convicted of lying to protect her infant’s rapist
Posted: Dec 12, 2017
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#DontLookAway: Mom convicted of lying to protect her infant’s rapist

Johannesburg – A Soweto mother has been convicted of helping and protecting a man who raped her two-month-old baby and for lying to police and doctors to conceal the incident.

Medical examinations concluded that the infant experienced similar injuries as those suffered by women who are victims of female genital mutilation.

The mother stunned the high court in Joburg on Tuesday minutes before the judgment was handed down as she started sniffing and crying from the dock as Judge Carla van Veenendaal went through her ruling, describing the events around the incident and the role the mother played to protect her child’s rapist.

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