awareness

PHD: A tribute to the strength of women

Masjidul-Quds was a vision of marshmallow pink as hundreds of women donned their pink headscarves in honour of annual Pink Hijab Day. Marked every year in the last week of October, Pink Hijab Day forms part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and is a solidarity event for those impacted by[…]

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PHD: creating awareness, encouraging screening

For many, the month of October signals the nearing of the festive season, but for cancer patients the month has become a tribute to the struggles that accompanies the far-reaching disease. According to CANSA, 14 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually and an alarming one in four South Africans[…]

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Today marks Down Syndrome Awareness day

Today marks the annual National Down Syndrome Awareness Day, which is celebrated each year on the 20th October. This day is celebrated country wide by Down Syndrome South Africa branches, who host various functions to create awareness around Down Syndrome. During the course of the week, they go to various[…]

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PHD event draws bigger crowd

Waves of pink were seen across Masjidul Quds in Gatesville today as thousands of ladies came through adorning pink hijab to show solidarity to Voice of the Cape pink hijab drive programme. The event was a huge success as an enthusiastic crowd absorbed the atmosphere that aimed to inspire and[…]

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VOC Pink Hijab Drive kicks off

The Voice of the Cape has finally kicked off its annual Pink Hijab Drive campaign for 2016 in a bid to raise awareness to the plight of those women who have, and continue to suffer from breast cancer. The drive will culminate in a Pink Hijab Day event during the[…]

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Pink Hijab Day today

Tuesday 28th October marks VOC’s annual Pink Hijab Day campaign, an initiative run for the past six years. Pink Hijab Day aims to mobilize women into donning pink scarves in a show of solidarity with those who have lost their hair during cancer treatment. It also seeks to challenge the[…]

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IRSA to host course to tackle STD awareness

Islamic Relief SA (IRSA) will be collaborating with a number of groups including the Marifa Institute, and Muslim Aids Programme, in the hosting of a three day course focused on the scourge of sexually transmitted diseases amongst the youth. The course, titled ‘Protecting our Youth from the Consequences of Immorality’,[…]

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Elderly face untold abuse

The plight of the elderly will be on the national agenda on Sunday, as people from around the globe mark World Elder Abuse awareness day. Launched In 2006 as a campaign to raise awareness to the ill treatment of the elderly, the day is observed in countries ranging from the[…]

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