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LoveLife is an NGO based in South Africa that works to educate South African youth through leadership programs, with the aim of ?Building Complete Young Leaders for a Better Future.? HIV/AIDS awareness and sexual education is only part of what they do and LoveLife uses several novel approaches for de-stigmatizing sexual and reproductive health services and HIV/AIDS.

Early on at the conference, Pershley stopped me as I was walking by the LoveLife booth and told me about all the amazing ways the program is educating youth through their Youth Leadership Development program. On Wednesday, I sat down with Pershley to learn more about LoveLife?s initiatives to educate youth in South Africa and provide them with safe spaces for sexual and reproductive health education and services.



You can learn more about LoveLife and their programs at


Taft Weber-Kilpack is a recent high school graduate from San Francisco. With a passion for reproductive rights and gender equality, Taft has volunteered with HIVE and Homeless Prenatal Program in SF, studied reproductive rights for independent projects, and made condom couture. When she?s not talking smack about the patriarchy, you can find Taft at her sewing machine (but she?s probably still fighting the patriarchy there too).