We must beat cervical cancer – and we can!

By sibongile Ramotshela, cervical cancer coordinator at Right to Care People living with HIV are at higher risk of developing common cancers, TB and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer among women worldwide and a leading cause of cancer death in South African women. These are alarming […]

Condoms are key to HIV prevention and they should be fun and sexy!

By Dr Marnie Vujovic, adolescent psychosocial programme manager at Right to Care Unprotected sex is the most common route of HIV infection among young people. Condoms have been the mainstay of our Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) initiatives because they offer protection not only from HIV, but from other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and from unintended […]

Gender based violence – women left broken but not alone!

By Palesa Khambi, Group Marketing Manager (MP) SA South Africa has one of the highest rates of gender-based violence and rape in the world. These crimes happen every day and all night across our country. Rape is a crime committed through a sexual act without the consent or agreement between one or more of the […]

Study shows great progress in combatting HIV but women still adversely affected

Surveys and studies are not just for the academic and research community, they have important relevance for ordinary people like you and I. The South African National HIV Prevalence Incidence Behaviour and Communication Survey for 2017, released last month revealed important information that women should take heed of. The survey, conducted by the Human Science […]

The economics of blessers and bleseees

By Ms Hermina Manjekana Dyeshana, programme specialist at Right to Care Men enter into relationships with young girls as a transaction. “If you give me unprotected sex, I will give you money, a cell phone, airtime, new clothes, school fees or whatever you or your family need.” This is not a healthy relationship in any […]