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Slut Walking

November 30, 2011

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SlutWalk is part of a worldwide grassroots movement challenging rape culture and victim-blaming. What does this mean? Well, it means that when you make comments such as: “She was drunk”, “She was wearing a short skirt?” or “What did she expect dressed like that?”, YOU are blaming the vicitim instead of the perpetrator. FACT: Sexual […]

FACT #3: HIV Causes AIDS

November 29, 2011

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It came to my attention (via a friend’s Facebook status) that the Foo Fighters played in Perth last night.  While I admit to having a crush on Dave Grohl at the age of 12, I can’t say I’m a fan of their music anymore.  Even worse than their music is their outrageous claim that HIV […]

FACT #2: number of AIDS-related deaths

November 29, 2011

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It is AIDS awareness week! and to add to our previous post on Facts about HIV/AIDS here is today’s fact: Since the pandemic started in the early 1980s, AIDS has claimed nearly 30 million lives In 2009, the estimated number of AIDS-related deaths around the world was 1.8 million, around 1.3 million of these deaths […]

FACT #1: People living with HIV/AIDS

November 25, 2011

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To add to Alicia’s post on HIV/AIDS, during AIDS Awareness Week, we thought it would be a good idea to give you (all our 7 subscribers!) short/quick HIV/AIDS facts: AIDS FACT #1:  People living with HIV/AIDS As the world enters into the 30th year of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the number of people living with HIV/AIDS […]

HIV is Still Here

November 24, 2011

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Today is the first day of HIV awareness week held each year from 24 November to 1 December, ending with World AIDS Day on 1 December.   The theme for World AIDS Day 2011 is ‘HIV is still here’.  2011 marks the 30th anniversary of the first reported case of AIDS and the 20th anniversary of […]

Runway for a Reason

November 21, 2011

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Violence against women is a universal problem. However, it is far worse in developing countries where women have a much lower social status than men. From a health perspective, violence against women can lead to several adverse long-term effects ranging from psychological trauma, gynaecological disorders, unwanted pregnancies, premature labour and birth and increase in sexually […]

Look up!

November 21, 2011

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A friend sent me this clip the other day and simply said “watch this” (thanks Jess!). At the end of her email she added “it’s a flock of birds” – puzzled I clicked on the link and to my surprise… Voilà! Beauty. I was mesmerised. Happiness. Hope. Surprise. Adventure. Happy Monday Everyone! x T