Sign the petition: Protect Trans Kids

Sign the petition directed to the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA) regarding a poorly qualified University of Cape Town (UCT) doctor advising on gender identity and sexual orientation in public schools in a harmful and discriminatory manner. Mental health professionals should advocate against discrimination and support children’s wellbeing by following recognised best practices […]

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Vacancy: Interim Project Manager – Deadline to apply: 16 November 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 16 NOVEMBER 2020 The SRJC seeks appoint a Interim Project Manager to oversee networking, research and advocacy activities. This position will be based in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a fixed term 6-month contract position with a three months’ probation period. For more information and how to apply, please access the […]

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Manual: Health workers attending to counter normative sexual orientations and gender identities

This training manual is directed towards enabling health workers to become sensitive in relation to LGBTI issues and to control what they can in providing for a more LGBTI friendly environment. Health services are orientated towards a heteronormative society and have been blind towards the needs of people who have sexual identities which fit into […]

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Request for sign-on: HRC45 Joint civil society statement on abortion

In support of the upcoming International Safe Abortion Day on 28 September, the Sexual Rights Initiative, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asian-Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development, CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Ipas, the International […]

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Do we need the law to provide for a regular clinical medical procedure such as abortion?

Director of SRJC, Marion Stevens, gives an overview of the state of abortion rights in South Africa, and brings into question whether SA abortion law has any relevance given current practices. Abortion has always been legal in South Africa, which may surprise many people. The colonial government introduced Roman Dutch law which allowed abortions to […]

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Letter to the President – Marginalised Populations

Letter to the President  – Marginalised Populations President Cyril Ramaphosa His Excellency, President Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa Per email: presidentrsa@presidency.gov.za media@presidency.gov.za 18 May 2020 Dear President Ramaphosa RE: DIGNITY, SECURITY OF THE PERSON AND HUMAN RIGHTS OF SEX WORKERS AND QUEER (LGBTQIA+) PERSONS DURING THE COVID 19 EPIDEMIC We would […]

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Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender- responsiveness in the COVID-19 crisis

Protecting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender- responsiveness in the COVID-19 crisis Joint statement   We, the Ministers of South Africa, Sweden, Argentina, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Bolivia, BosniaHerzegovina, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Italy, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Namibia, […]

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RE: PROTECTING SAFE ACCESS TO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES DURING COVID-19

  Dr Z L Mkhize Minister of Health National Department of Health PER EMAIL: minister@health.gov.za Keitumetse.Mngadi@health.gov.za; Emsie.Grundling@health.gov.za; lwazimanzi@gmail.com Copied to: MECs for Health, Gauteng; KwaZulu Natal; Limpopo; Western Cape; Eastern Cape; Free State; Northern Cape; North West; and Mpumalanga 17 April 2020 Dear Minister Mkhize, RE: PROTECTING SAFE ACCESS TO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES […]

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Abortion clinics stay open during lockdown

      Abortion clinics stay open during lockdown Even though Covid-19 has added further challenges to an already strained health system, women may still terminate unwanted pregnancies during the lockdown, says experts. Marie Stopes, a clinic that provides sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortions, said on Monday that it remained open during […]

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