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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

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…

Trending

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

Procurement of vehicle fleet

Please note that the successful bidders for the vehicle fleet are as follows: Nissan NP300 D/C bakkies:  Group1 Nissan Kuilsriver Honda 1.5 BRV Trend:  Honda Auto Bloemfontein QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Q:  Is this procurement buying or would Full Maintenance Leasing also be considered? A:  This is procurement buying.  No full maintenance leasing bids will be entertained. Q:  Please can you confirm the region for the following tender: Procurement of vehicle fleet A:  NACOSA’s head office is situated in Cape Town, and will be doing the procurement from here.  Please refer to the Terms of Reference for the estimated delivery addresses. Q: …

Informer May 2019

The Informer for May 2019 focuses on what’s new and trending in the AIDS response as well as reflecting on our exciting new grants and programming. The paper includes some helpful tips on forming good habits and how to get the most out of training; and examines rights abuses against people who inject drugs (PWID).

INFORMER MAY 2019

Keeping Girls in School Process Evaluation

The Keeping Girls in Schools (KGS) programme is a component of the Global Fund Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) initiative designed to reach 14-18 year old girls in South Africa. It has delivered a package of age-appropriate services to girls in a selection of Quintile 1-3 schools in each of ten districts across South Africa over three years from April 2016 to March 2019. The aim of the programme is to decrease new HIV infections in girls and young women, decrease learner pregnancies and keep girls in school until they complete high school. A process evaluation was conducted for…

KGIS PROCESS EVALUATION

Peer Education Evaluation

Sex workers are identified as a key population in the South African National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, STIs and TB 2017-20221. Widespread stigma and discrimination, state and non-state violence and harassment, restrictive laws and policies, criminalisation, and inadequate programmes and funding place sex workers at heightened risk of HIV and other health concerns, and undermine their access to services. The Global Fund National Sex Work Programme, started in 2010, used peer education as the basis of the programme approach, as outlined in the NSWP and in line with recognised best practice: where peer educators were deployed to support sex…

EVALUATION OF SEX WORK PROGRAMME PEER EDUCATION

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