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How to decolonize aid?

Development cooperation and decolonization. One might expect these areas to go hand in hand as a matter of course. The reality, unfortunately, is somewhat more complex, but it brings exciting debates and promotes learning and growth. This was the experience of our national coordinator Tayson Mudakiri from Zimbabwe during the ten years he has been working for terre des hommes. Keywords like "decolonization", "critique of racism".

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Strong women for a sustainable world

It is a sad reality: girls and women in many parts of the world are still exploited and mistreated because of their gender. With our projects in southern Africa and Latin America, we give them the chance to take control of their lives and build a more secure future. Mariam John* is 21

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"It's not enough to know what a condom is".

After the lockdown in South Africa, many girls stopped showing up at school. They have since become pregnant. New data shows that the number of early pregnancies increased by up to two-thirds during the pandemic. To mark this year's World Sexual Health Day, we speak to Hafid Derbal, Theme Officer for Sexual and Reproductive Health,

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World Women's Day: 'Trial of strength is the be-all and end-all of South African masculinity'

Media release - In its online campaign for International Women's Day 2021, terre des hommes schweiz is focusing on the work of LifeLine. The South African partner organization supports and accompanies girls and women who have survived sexual violence. In a major media interview, Gabriela Wichser, Head of Programs at terre des hommes switzerland, explains the connection between gender-based violence, poverty, and

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People in the poorest neighbourhoods have hardly any chance to protect themselves against the virus.

Hardly any protection for the poorest

In our project countries South Africa, Zimbabwe and Brazil, the coronavirus has long since arrived. Even in the minds of those in power, who ignored the danger for a long time. Decisive and decisive measures are now needed to prevent the worst from happening. After all, the health systems will not be able to do this once the virus really breaks out. The poorest section of the population can

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Women in purple T-shirts hold up white signs. In front of them a banner with the crawl Lifeline.

Silence is not gold

As every year, the international 16 days of action against violence against women begin today. Between 25 November and 10 December, actions and events will take place worldwide to make the taboo subject public. Our South African partner organisation Lifeline also organised a protest march in Pietermaritzburg today.
Hafid Derbal, Programme Officer South Africa and Zimbabwe

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overcoming speechlessness, bringing generations

What to do when the gap and conflicts between the younger and older generations seem insurmountable? What if young people do not see a future for themselves because of poverty, unemployment and violence? The South African organisation Justice and Women (JAW) is confronted with these questions on a daily basis. They have launched a pilot project with young people to provide them with basic training in dance, singing and acting - and to promote dialogue between the generations.
Gabriela Wichser, Programme Coordinator South Africa

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Sexual violence still accepted in South Africa

Every ten minutes a woman is raped in South Africa. Almost every second young woman under 18 has been raped once. Our partner organization LifeLine supports the victims and carries out major prevention work in South Africa. Sinikiwe Biyela, Director of LifeLine Pietersmaritzburg, will visit us on April 7 and will report on the work of LifeLine.

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Nondumiso Gule (l.) and Haniffa Nzama (r.) from the South African organisation LifeLine care for people affected by sexual violence in the crisis centre they have set up.

Success for counsellors of victims of violence

The young South Africans Nondumiso Gule and Haniffa Nzama, together with our partner organisation LifeLine, have established a contact point for people affected by violence at the district hospital in Escourt. There they advise and accompany victims of sexual violence in particular. Now the hospital recognizes their work and places them in a permanent position.

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