We heard a lot about diabetes on World Diabetes Day on 14 November, but how much do you actually know about the disease that affects around 3.5 million South Africans – and more critically, are you at risk? There are another estimated five million South Africans with pre-diabetes – that is, the propensity to develop type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives. It’s possible that you’re one of them.… Read More
The term ‘human rights defender’ sounds very official, but you, in fact, might be one without even realising it – and if you aren’t, it’s something you could be at any moment.… Read More
Are you, or is someone you care about, trapped in an abusive relationship? Recently we looked at the cycle of abuse: the four stages of behaviour that are usually repeated as a never-ending pattern in abusive relationships. These four stages are:… Read More
In the 1970s, psychologist Lenore Walker developed a social cycle theory known as the cycle of abuse, which identified a specific pattern that most abusive relationships follow. These four phases are evident in the majority of violent relationships, and they repeat themselves over and over again, no matter how many times the abuser promises to ‘change’ or ‘stop’.
Do you recognise these patterns in your own relationship or the relationship of someone you love?… Read More
With summer in full swing, you may be looking for an alternative to your sanitary pad. Don’t sweat it – we’ve got you covered! Here are some great alternatives to see you through the summer and beyond.… Read More
In the final instalment of our Body of Work: Abortion Conversations series, we’re exploring the work of artist Nicola Harris.
Body of Work: Abortion Conversations features artists who have developed pieces specifically on the topic of abortion. The exhibition, hosted by Marie Stopes in conjunction Amnesty International and EASI, the End Abortion Stigma Initiative, was held in Cape Town as part of the city’s First Thursday initiatives. … Read More
We’re continuing with our Abortion Conversations interviews, which were held following the recent Body of Work: Abortion Conversations exhibition. … Read More
Marie Stopes and EASI co-hosted a workshop on abortion stigma for artists earlier this year. At the workshop, artists were given the opportunity to discuss abortion with experts in the field and to have time to develop the concepts for their artworks with other artists.… Read More
Marie Stopes, in conjunction with Amnesty International and EASI – the End Abortion Stigma Initiative – recently hosted the Body of Work: Abortion Conversations exhibition. … Read More