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African Monitor (AM) is looking for youth volunteers who will work on Fair Trade and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) project. 1.     Background The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (“Agenda 2030”) seeks to end poverty and hunger, reduce inequality, and protect the planet.  It comprises 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 169 targets, and 247 indicators aimed[…]

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African Monitor (AM) and UN Women South Africa launch GBV citizens survey using mobile technology Monday, 29 June 2020 Following the reported increase of Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases during the COVID-19 national lockdown, African Monitor (AM), in partnership with UN Women South Africa, is conducting a GBV Citizens Survey during this period. The GBV[…]

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Wednesday, 3 June 2020  The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread in South Africa. So far, more than 32,683 South Africans are infected with COVID-19 and more than 683 people have died from the virus. It has been more than 60 days since President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a State of Disaster and more than 50 days since[…]

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for young people should not be overlooked because of COVID-19 In committing to the Agenda 2030, member states recognised that the dignity of the individual is fundamental. Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3) is about ensuring health and promotes wellbeing for all at all ages; whereas SDG 5 seeks to[…]

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On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that an outbreak of the viral disease COVID-19 – first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China – had reached the level of a global pandemic. As of March 31, 2020 Africa reported over 5,000 confirmed cases.  However, according to the World Health Organization, the worst is[…]

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Civil Society calls for governmental and non-governmental actors to apply the “Leave No one Behind” principle when responding to COVID-19 Thursday, 26 March 2020 On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that an outbreak of the viral disease COVID-19 – first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China – had reached the level of[…]

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