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South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

South Africa takes a stand against violence and abuse

South Africa's 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children has been extended to run throughout the year. With the theme, "Count me in", the focus will be on gender and child abuse, with all people encouraged to be part of the solution.

South Africa mourns captain Meyiwa

On Saturday evening he played football; on Sunday evening he was shot dead. Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed during a robbery, leaving sports fans reeling and the South African soccer fraternity stricken with grief. He was top of his game, leading Bafana out of the doldrums.

African Union body lauds South Africa’s Sexual Offences Courts

African Union body lauds South Africa’s Sexual Offences Courts

Established in 2013, South Africa’s unique Sexual Offences courts fast track cases involving sexual violence against women and children and are equipped to reduce secondary trauma to victims. The courts provide support especially for child victims.

MusicWorks changes children’s lives through music

MusicWorks aims to help children traumatised by violence and neglect through music therapy, by providing a space for emotional healing, an avenue for creativity and instilling a positive sense of self.

Death penalty declines in Africa

Most countries in Africa have either abolished the death penalty, or are on the way to doing so. But a handful of countries has led the number of "state-sanctioned killings" to rise, according to Amnesty International. Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan accounted for more than 90% of these in 2013.

Call for harsher sentences for abusers

Call centre to help victims of gender violence

South Africa's Department of Social Development, in partnership with the Vodacom Foundation, has launched a pilot 24-hour call centre offering counselling and assistance by trained personnel to victims of gender-based violence in the country.
UN unveils gay rights campaign in SA

Anti-gay discrimination is wrong: South Africa

No one should be subjected to discrimination or violence on the basis of their sexual orientation, South Africa's Department of International Relations and Co-operation said on Tuesday, following the signing of tough anti-gay legislation by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Active Schools Initiative

  The Active Schools Initiative (ASI) is a registered NPO that is providing a holistic violence prevention & empowerment programme called ´Play & Learn´ at...

AmaDODA: Men of Value

Inspiring youngsters to imagine a world without gender violence and absent fathers, AmaDODA:The Movement is a men's organisation dedicated to building healthy families and communities through Ubuntu and leadership.

Anglican church launches campaign against abuse

After a series of dreadful acts of violence against children in some of South Africa's poorest communities, Archbishop Thabo Makgoba, head of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, has launched We Will Speak Out, a campaign to support survivors of sexual violence.

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