Posts archive for October, 2019

SAfAIDS Statement on International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC

 

SAfAIDS Statement on International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) 

 

“Our Girls, Our Gems”

 

11th October 2019

 

“SAfAIDS joins like-minded stakeholders in commemorating IDGC2019; amplifying and reaffirming commitment towards gender equality and unlocking equal opportunities for girls in health, education and leadership, amongst other critical sectors. Our girls are a distinct cohort of our society. When we invest in nurturing a brave, resilient, innovative, educated and skilled girl child, we have invested in a society which is progressively rooted in sustainable development,” Ms. Rouzeh Eghtessadi, SAfAIDS Acting Executive Director

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SAfAIDS Statement on World Mental Health Day

 

SAfAIDS Statement on World Mental Health Day

10 October 2019

“The stigma and shame surrounding mental health continues to deter many of us in the development sector from boldly addressing it. For SRH outcomes to be sustained, psychosocial well-being, affirming dignity for persons with mental health challenges and policy advocacy to destigmatise mental health issues, is imperative to the human and social development we aspire for in our region.” Ms Rouzeh Eghtessadi, SAfAIDS Acting Executive Director.

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