#YouthVoices

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by Yamkela Nqweniso

I was born in Cape Town, and I studied primary school at Luleka. That is when I was introduced to Grassroot Soccer. I was still young then, I was 10 and now I’m 15. I wanted to get involved because I wanted to be part of Grassroot Soccer, trying to build a new generation that will be free from HIV, and to be on the positive and the safe side.

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When women lead, the world changes

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shared by Eleni Maria Rozali

When women lead, the world changes.

UN Women created this PSA about women’s political participation and leadership, with actor Meghan Markle from the USA series, Suits.
“Today less than one-quarter of the world’s leaders are women. We need more because, when women lead, the world changes. We’re working to create a world where women lead.”
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#ShoutingBack with Sport

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Sonwabise Dick coaches a group of young people in Manchester City, UK, on life skills, gender equality and HIV awareness.

 

by Athiphila Sidondi and Sonwabise Dick

On 29 June 2015, the Cape Town media barely covered a terrible tragedy at Osi’s Tavern in Khayelitsha, in which eight young women died in a stampede. Yet only days prior, a non-fatal shark attack in the Eastern Cape received worldwide attention.

What is the value of young, black, females in the media, and in South Africa especially?

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