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Economic empowerment reduces GBV risk

Investing in gender-based-violence services and strengthening community and justice systems alone cannot tackle GBV. For our nation to turn the tide on the scourge of GBV, all the pillars of the National Strategic Plan for Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) must be integrated and addressed. Since October 2022, NACOSA has partnered with the Tshikululu Trust and Anglo American Platinum to implement such an integrated intervention in mining communities in Limpopo and the North West. The new programme includes strengthening of GBV services and community mobilisation and awareness, alongside a livelihoods intervention called Grow-Learn-Own (GLO). GLO provides economic strengthening and livelihoods…

Post-Violence Care Services

SR-NAC-AYP-2023-04 Bids Received NACOSA is looking for non-profit organisations experienced in working in the field of gender based violence, and with presence in the Mitchells Plain sub-district of the City of Cape Town, to provide post-violence care services as part of NACOSA’s Global Fund programming for adolescents and young people. Full details and how to apply: TERMS OF REFERENCE > The deadline for applications has passed. DOCUMENTS Bids Received Terms of Reference Application Form  

Taking services to young people

“When the mobile clinic visits regularly, there’s a lot of changes to that community, to that area, because there’s a decrease in teenage pregnancy, there’s a decrease in HIV.” DEBRA LAMOLA, MOBILE CLINIC NURSE As the mobile clinic moves through the community to its strategic location for the day, Debra Lamola, a qualified nurse, bounces about on her seat in the front cab next to the driver. Her passion for connecting with and caring for people motivated her to join a mobile medical team offering comprehensive medical services in the heart of communities. In a country where most new HIV infections…