The RISE Young Women’s Clubs programme aims to build a network of support where young women can collectively undertake projects to build resilience and social cohesion in their communities with a focus on preventing HIV, mitigating its impact and enabling safer choices.
The programme has also been doing community surveys on safety for young women and holding meetings with the Department of Education about scholar transport issues in rural schools, the availability of security in schools and advocates for these issues to be addressed though IDP processes. There has also been an ongoing sanitary towel campaign.
“This work is important because it shows me that being an active citizens opens eyes and teaches and also gives back to those who need help.”
Thank you to Tshepiso Monica for submitting this Good Hood Story.
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