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We need Sexual Offences Courts

Rape and sexual abuse is an ongoing crisis in our communities. South Africa has one of the highest rates of reported rape in the world. The high levels of poverty and a huge gap between rich and poor in our country means that rape survivors get very different kinds of support, depending on what community they live in and which police station they report the rape to. Through sexual offences courts, the court system needs to support victims of crime, while ensuring that criminals are brought to justice. Rape survivors who testify in sexual offences courts must receive support when they testify in order to reduce secondary…

Sexual Offences Courts Facsheet

Alphabet soup: a guide to HIV and AIDS terms

The HIV and AIDS field is notorious for the use of acronyms and jargon. Here is a handy guide to the most common terms and what they mean. AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. The clinical syndrome caused by HIV. AIDS is not a virus and person is not ‘infected’ with AIDS. Avoid terms like ‘AIDS infected’ or ‘AIDS test’ – it is HIV that infects people and that is what is tested for. HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The virus that causes AIDS by interfering with the body’s ability to fight off infections. A person who is living with HIV or who…

Key Populations Toolbox

Key Populations are groups of people who are most at risk of getting and passing on HIV, STIs and TB. You will also hear people using other terms, including vulnerable, at-risk and priority populations. The second of our Community Systems Toolbox series looks at Key Populations, definitions and intersections between key population groups. Get more systems strengthening resources here: COMMUNITY

Toolbox #2: Key Populations

Consultative Process

NACOSA’s consultative process provides a platform for stakeholders to discuss key issues and strengthen coordination. This new factsheet outlines this process and how all the various stakeholders feed in to the process. The factsheet includes a graphic on our networking and coordination process.  

Consultative Process Factsheet