Bathroom conversations

In this day and age, as young women, we can’t afford to be ignorant about things like sex, health and general wellbeing. Somehow it seems like talking about these things is just unacceptable but that shouldn’t be the case. We need to seek out information and educate ourselves. No matter how embarrassing or silly it…

“Hey little sis…”

I know you are asking yourself many questions at the moment, mostly about who you are and why you’re going through many changes in your young life. Trying to understand these changes makes you feel confused and conflicted. You’re scared to ask questions because you fear being judged or excluded… It’s ok, I know what…

Huffington Post | Young women are left out of HIV/AIDS victories

By Lebogang Motsumi – I was first diagnosed with HIV eight years ago, and only then did I notice that every year, the international community comes together to celebrate the progress they have made in fighting this virus. This progress is reported by the United Nations, which tracks the number of people around the world…

The Times | Advertising body dismisses complaint about circumcision advert

Messages that promote sexual health should not be withdrawn simply because they do not sit well with parents. This is according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) which has ruled that an advert promoting male circumcision should not be taken off air because it makes parents uncomfortable. The ruling follows a complaint by Nosipho Kala‚…

National services hotlines

Lifeline Counselling and referral 0800 322 322 www.lifeline.org.za South African Depression & Anxiety Group (SADAG) Suicide crisis and mental health support 0800 567 567 www.sadag.org JHB Parent & Child Counselling Centre 011 484 1734 www.jpccc.org.za National AIDS Helpline 0800 012 322 National Department of Social Development Gender-based Violence Unit 0800 428 428 Other phone numbers