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Make a Plan: Annual Report 2016

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now,” says writer Alan Lakein. Much has been achieved since the early days of the NACOSA ‘movement’ – when we helped shape the very first National Strategic Plan in 1991. Over the years we have worked to bring community voices into national and provincial response planning. And there is now little question of the pivotal role of civil society in the HIV and AIDS response – in service delivery, coordination, planning and through deep engagement with communities. The 2016 annual report is all about planning for a future without HIV, AIDS…



Backing the girl child

Today marks the International Day of the Girl Child, a United Nations-led initiative supporting the more than 1.1 billion girls worldwide. Girls have the potential to be a powerful force for shaping a sustainable world. The Day aims to highlight the fact too many girls around the world have their potential and dreams thwarted by violence, discrimination and inequality. Some of the major issues facing girls all over the world: One in 3 girls in developing countries (except China) are married before turning 18 Poor girls are 2.5 times more likely to marry in childhood than wealthy girls Child marriage usually…

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