This page contains reasons why South Africans need to help those Affected by Gender-based Violence. According to UNHCR, Gender-Based violence refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. Gender-based violence mainly results as a sign of gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful social norms and roles. It is estimated that one in three women will experience sexual or physical violence in their lifetime.
- 1 How South Africans are helping those affected by gender-based violence?
- 2 Why helping people affected by Gender-based Violence is Important:
- 3 How to respond to Gender-based violence as a person
- 4 Life Orientation Grade 12
- 5 Life Orientation Quiz
- 6 Life Orientation Free Study Resources
- 7 Questions and Answers
- 8 Sources:
How South Africans are helping those affected by gender-based violence?
There are a number of initiatives and programmes aimed at helping gender-based violence victims and prevention in South Africa:
- Thula Sana: Promote mothers’ engagement in sensitive, responsive interactions with their infants
- The Sinovuyo Caring Families Programme: Improve the parent-child relationship, emotional regulation, and positive behaviour management approaches
- Prepare: Reduce sexual risk behaviour and intimate partner violence, which contribute to the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STIs)
- Skhokho Supporting Success: Prevent IPV among young teenagers
- Stepping Stones: Promote sexual health, improve psychological wellbeing and prevent HIV
- Stepping Stones / Creating Futures: Reduce HIV risk behaviour and victimisation and perpetration of different forms of IPV and strengthen livelihoods
- IMAGE (Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity): Improve household economic wellbeing, social capital and empowerment and thus reduce vulnerability to IPV and HIV infection.
Why helping people affected by Gender-based Violence is Important:
- It prevents more gender-based violence to occur
- It restores confidence of the affected individuals
- It educates the victims on why gender-based violence occured in the first place.
- it rebuilds the society in general
How to respond to Gender-based violence as a person
These are a few phrases that the WISE Collective suggests in responding:
- “I believe you.”
- “I am here for you.”
- “You can tell me as much or as little as you want.”
- “It’s not your fault.”
- “I’m glad you told me.”
Life Orientation Grade 12
Life Orientation Quiz
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Life Orientation Free Study Resources
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Why is it important for Teenagers to investigate and be knowledgeable about risky behaviour
Why is it important for Teenagers to investigate and be knowledgeable about risky behaviour: Life Orientation.
Four Reasons why
- Teenagers need to investigate and be knowledgeable about risky behaviour as this helps them understand the consequences of their decisions and hopefully help them make better choices.
- Teenagers need to investigate and be knowledgeable about risky behaviour because learning more about high-risk behaviour will help them consider lower-risk alternatives instead.
- Teenagers need to investigate and be knowledgeable about risky behaviour because risk behavior is a lifestyle activity that puts a person at increased risk of suffering particular conditions.
- Some teenagers might not even have stable families, thus teenagers themselves need to investigate and eventually become knowledgeable about risky behaviour.
Distinguish between HIV and AIDS
Distinguish between HIV and AIDS: Life Orientation Term 3 Notes. According to Aids Map, the terms HIV and AIDS are used interchangeably, leading to confusion about their differences. Here, we’ll discuss the definition and differences of both terms.
HIV stands for ‘human immunodeficiency virus’. HIV belongs to a group of viruses called retroviruses. HIV attacks white blood cells within the immune system. These cells will stay infected for the rest of their lives. If untreated, HIV will develop into AIDS.
AIDS stands for ‘acquired immune deficiency syndrome’. (It’s sometimes referred to as ‘late stage HIV’ or ‘advanced HIV disease’.) It is an umbrella term for the illnesses that occur due to having untreated HIV infection for several years, by which point the immune system is severely damaged and unable to fight off infections. The illnesses and symptoms will vary for each person that has AIDS, but may include life-threatening infections and cancers.
Distinguishing between HIV and AIDS
Every person who has AIDS has HIV, but not every person with HIV will develop AIDS. Because there are now lots of treatment options available for people living with HIV, far fewer people are developing AIDS. Often, those that do develop AIDS are people who have not been tested for HIV and have never taken treatment. Once started on HIV treatment, death due to AIDS can be prevented.
Identify and explain Five Types of Risky Behaviour amongst Teenagers by using an example
Answered: Identify and explain Five Types of Risky Behaviour amongst Teenagers by using an example. Life Orientation Grade 11.
Did you know? f you are asked to Identify and Explain, you should elaborate your answer with examples to get more marks
Types of Risky Behaviour amongst Teenagers with examplse
Below answers can also be provide to : “describe any six risky situations to which young people are frequently exposed“:
- unprotected sexual activities that may lead to unwanted teenage pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs),
- strong addiction of drugs and alcohol,
- involvement in illegal works for easy earnings,
- under-age driving,
- involvement in political parties where they might face different threatening situations,
- unhealthy dietary behaviours and inadequate physical activity.
Risky situations with descriptions and examples examples
Personal safety refers to the avoidance of possible harmful situations or persons in your surround- ing. This implies that teenagers should avoid walking alone at night, getting involved in situa- tions of violence, e.g. drinking or walking with strangers.
Road use refers to the methods and measures used to prevent road users from being killed or seriously injured. Typical road users include pedestrians, cyclists, motorist, vehicle passengers, etc. Drinking and driving, driving without a driver’s license – all these put the lives of road users at stake.
Substance abuse refers to the use of illegal drugs or the use of prescription or over the counter drugs or alcohol for purposes other than those for which they are meant to be used or in exces- sive amounts. Substance abuse may lead to social, physical, emotional and job related prob- lems. Teenagers smoke dagga, tik, nyaope. At times, they start off by experimenting and end up addicted. At times the use of cough mixtures with codeine is abused. All these substances lead to addiction and behaviour that causes self destruction.
Sexual behaviour, teenage pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). This is human sexual activity, human sexual practice or human sexual behaviour in a manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality and can cause STIs and also lead to unwanted teenage pregnancy. Teenagers engage in unsafe sexual behaviour and get pregnant, leading to dropping out of school. It also leads to contracting serious diseases like HIV/AIDS.
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