Cultural role in gender-based-violence and HIV to be probed

  • The New Age - 28 February 2014

The Department of Women, Children and people with with Disabilities is to focus on the role of culture in the battle against HIV and gender violence.

Organised by the department in partnership with the UN Joint Programme on HIV and Aids (UNAids) and the Tipfuxeni Community Counselling Centre, the topic will be spotlighted at the community dialogue, Culture, HIV and Gender-based Violence - from one generation to another, being held at the University of Limpopo today. 

Department spokesperson Emile Olifant said the main aim of the dialogue was to discuss the role culture and cultural institutions, customs and practices can play in the prevention of gender-based violence, particularly sexual violence and HIV infection among girls and young women...read the full article

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