Women

No Excuse for Abuse

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This brochure contains information on rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and how to get help.

Sexual Harassment: Causes, Consequences and Cures

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This document gives guidelines on how to deal with sexual harassment within the workplace, its causes, consequences and cures.

Cervical Cancer Screening

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Cervical and breast cancer are the two most common forms of cancer found amongst South African women and all women are at risk of developing these cancers.Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. All women should have a pap smear at least every 10 years starting at age 30 years. This means at around 30, 40 and 50 years of age.

HIV/AIDS - Women's Issues

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There are many issues regarding HIV and AIDS that affect women and not men. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and gender inequality are three of them.

Isivande Women's Fund (IWF)

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Isivande Women’s Fund (IWF) is an exclusive fund that aims to accelerate women’s economic empowerment by providing more affordable, usable and responsive finance than is currently available. The IWF targets formally registered, 60% women-owned and/or managed enterprises that have been in existence and operating for two or more years with a loan range of R30 000 to R2 million. Vision  To improve the lives of Women in business and Women led households in South Africa and the eradication of poverty.

Maternal & Women's Health

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Information on maternity and women's health services including pregnancy and pre and post-birth services.

Menopause Care

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Women who start menopause prematurely (before 45 years of age) or who are in menopause and are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms, can have a gynaecological assessment and examination. Hormonal tests can be done to decide on treatment. Women can ask for counselling to decide on the best treatment option.

Protection from Domestic Abuse

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If you are the victim of domestic relationship, you may apply for a protection order, in terms of the Domestic Violence Act. A protection order has conditions, which set out what the abuser may not do. Should the abuser break these conditions then they can be arrested. If the abuse involves a criminal offence a charge can be laid for that offence.

Reporting Rape

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If you have been raped or sexually assaulted, you can report this to the police. It is your choice whether to report, but if you do not report then your case will not be investigated or prosecuted. Police are not allowed to refuse to investigate your case if you report it. However, if there is too little evidence after an investigation by the police, a prosecutor may decide not to prosecute your case.

South African Network for Women in Transport (SANWIT)

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SANWIT was establlished to facilitate regional networking among women on critical issues in transport for development. The establishment of SANWIT is a reaction to the fact that women entrepreneurs within the transport sector continuously face a wide array of obstacles and barriers in their business operations. The SANWIT concept will promote collaboration and coalition building among women entrepreneurs for policy advocacy and action, which recognises and support women's contribution in transportation development.

South African Women Entrepreneurs' Network (SAWEN)

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SAWEN is a networking forum for individuals and organisations that are committed to the promotion and advancement of women entrepreneurs. It is a dti project that aims to represent and articulate the aspirations of all women entrepreneurs (existing and potential) in the Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMME) sector.

Stopping Sexual Harassment at School - For Learners

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This booklet provides learners with information on sexual harassment and abuse at school and teaches them how to respond to the situation. It also provides contact details for organisations that can help learners in these situations.

Technology for Women in Business

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MISSION STATEMENT Technology for Women in Business (TWIB) is an initiative aimed at enhancing the accessibility of Science and Technology to women in Business and in particular in small, medium and macro enterprises (SMMEs). It is a national Programme under the support of the Department of Trade and Industry. The emphasis of the programme is on the application of science and technology to achieve business growth in women-led enterprises, particularly small, medium and macro enterprises (SMMEs).

What is Abuse?

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