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Young women in informal settlements take action against blesser-blessee culture

In 2019,  young women (between age of 18 and 30) living in some of the informal settlements in Gauteng, Cape Town, Eastern Cape and Kwazulu Natal organized themselves into a social movement, called young women for life.   Among some of their activities,  they mobilize other young women in the informal settlements to end blessee-blesser culture.   This culture refers to the practice of suggar daddies which is responsible for the high levels of sexual abuse,  pregnancies and HIV-infection.   They conduct community dialogues on the factors that influence the prevalence of the culture and action to address the factors.   In the video,  they discuss how the pandemic has generated economic situation that make young women more vulnerable to the blesser-

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