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Ubuntu Education Fund, Living Positively

Aims to engage men and boys in South Africa’s Port Elizabeth Townships around leadership roles, gender issues and knowing their HIV status.

Project overview

Ultimately, the goal of the Living Positively programme is to help stabilise households. We do this through interventions that provide a supportive framework for boys and men to become an active part of the solution to HIV/AIDS, gender inequality and gender-based violence.

Key Facts

Project: 
Living Positively

Run by:
Ubuntu Education Fund

Region:
Port Elizabeth Townships, South Africa

Population:
Boys and Men

Challenges:
Gender inequality and gender-based violence in the context of a disadvantaged community with dangerously high rates of HIV; high mortality among young parents

Activities:
HIV prevention, testing, and treatment adherence support; Workshops, support groups and other activities focused on challenging existing gender norms