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Vacancy: IMpower Global Master Trainer

If you are entrepreneurial, eager to build and lead an organization poised for massive impact and determined to end the global rape epidemic through innovative solutions, keep reading. NACOSA partner, No Means No Worldwide (NMNW), is an internationally acclaimed training academy for sexual violence prevention and recovery. Their goal is to end sexual violence against women and children around the world. They train local young men and women from high risk communities to deliver IMpower, a dual-gender sexual violence intervention system that teaches girls to set boundaries, stand up and defend themselves and boys to challenge rape culture, ask for…

GLOBAL MASTER TRAINER

Rape prevention programme coming to SA

MEDIA RELEASE Local organisation NACOSA will be the first to implement No Means No Worldwide’s evidence-based IMpower programme in South Africa. The announcement comes at a critical time in South Africa’s battle to turn the tide on sexual and gender based violence and will form one of a number of interventions by civil society working to reinvigorate its campaign to address the scourge. The IMpower violence prevention system offers knowledge, skills and practical strategies that end the cycle of violence by teaching boys to respect and support women and girls, and empowering girls to stand up for their rights. “What…

Positive policing and sex work

A report, produced by Sonke Gender Justice, has been published documenting the proceedings from a roundtable discussion on policing and sex work as part of the Positive Policing Partnership (PPP) which NACOSA is part of. Chaired by Marlise Richter (from Sonke Gender Justice), the roundtable comprised a panel of five experts from the sex work, law enforcement and civil society sectors. Through discussing ways of creating more positive relationships between law enforcement and sex workers, the purpose was to contribute to the aims and objectives of the Positive Policing Partnership (PPP) – and through more positive relationships to reduce human…

POSITIVE POLICING PRACTICES AND SEX WORK

The recent spate of violence against women

As an organisation that has worked in the field of gender based violence for many years, NACOSA is horrified by the latest news of the kidnapping, rape and murder of young women in South Africa. We are a deeply violent country – and our programmes deal with the consequences of this violence daily. Aside from the devastating physical, psychological and social impact of violence, it is also one of the main drivers of our HIV epidemic (the largest in the world with over 7 million South Africans living with HIV). Women’s groups and organisations, including NACOSA, have spent years calling…

RFI: Working with OVCY in Ehlanzeni

Please note this RFI has been re-issued: NACOSA are looking for an implementing partner working with Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Youth (OVCY) in Mpumalanga Province: Ehlanzeni District. The project, funded by the American people through USAID and PEPFAR, aims to address HIV prevention and the spectrum of violence against vulnerable children and adolescent youth & young women using an evidence-based, ecological approach to provide interventions at the individual, family and community level. Programme activities include: Assessment of high-risk families for violence and vulnerability. Prevention of HIV and violence focusing on changing harmful socio-cultural attitudes, beliefs and inequalities through range…

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Pharmaceutical Supply Management

Call for Proposals: Pharmaceutical Supply Management The provision of procurement, warehousing and distribution services for health products. Tender: GLO02REQ00276 Three NGO Principal Recipients for the Global Fund Grant are seeking the services of a qualified service provider to: procure, warehouse, store and distribute health products to 20 districts across the county. Interested and suitably qualified pharmaceutical enterprises meeting the relevant industry requirements should refer to the terms of reference: TERMS OF REFERENCE > Questions about this tender may be submitted by email only. All emailed questions must contain the subject line: “RFP-PSM-20190828 Tender Query”. The questions will be anonymised and…

PrEP PSM Terms of Reference

Opportunity: Mobile health bus

NACOSA’s procurement team has decided to withdraw the tender of the mobile buses due to cost considerations.  NACOSA will not pursue this tender further.  

Training beyond borders

NACOSA’s motto is ‘we’re stronger together’ which has proved to be the case recently with the NACOSA Training Institute sharing its expertise beyond borders in partnership with Frontline AIDS (previously known as the International HIV/AIDS Alliance). Frontline AIDS’s Regional Financial Management Initiative is providing a year-long accompaniment package of assessment, training and long-term mentoring support to Frontline AIDS partners to strengthen their financial management and onward granting capability. As part of this, the Training Institute visited Frontline AIDS partners in Nigeria, eSwatini and Malawi with a tailored Capacity Assessment Tool (CAT) to establish the baseline functioning of each organisation. A…

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Ten years ago Nomvula*, a 20-year old mother of two living with HIV, would have been extremely ill but with a CD4 count of over 400, she would not have been eligible for treatment. It is likely that at least one of Nomvula’s children would have contracted HIV from her because she mix-fed her babies (breast and bottle feeding). Nomvula’s partner might also have contracted HIV from her and her quality and length of life would be severely compromised. Today, the picture is very different for Nomvula and millions of South Africans like her. Research on prevention and treatment has…

Planning on a micro level

Criminalisation of sex work in South Africa results in sex workers not trusting easily and providing false personal information. This results in programme monitoring systems having multiple unique identifiers attributed to one person. Sex work is mobile and dynamic, with sex workers moving across the country. Following a cohort of sex workers therefore becomes very difficult. Micro planning, an outreach strategy for peer educators, has been designed and successfully implemented in India with sex workers. In 2018, a programme targeting sex workers, managed by NACOSA and funded by the Global Fund, adopted the micro planning methodology to strengthen cohort tracking…

MICRO-PLANNING WITH SEX WORKERS

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