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One in 10 Girls Sexually Abused Worldwide - UN

A United Nations (UN) report finds that around 120 million girls around the world, close to one in 10, have been raped or sexually assaulted by the time they turn 20.

Drawing on data from 190 countries, the global report by child welfare agency United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), entitled ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ also reveals that one fifth of all murder victims are children and teens, with homicide the leading cause of death among male youths in Latin American countries.

SOS Children’s Villages: Child & Youth Development Coordinator

SOS Children’s Villages is a social development organisation, focussing on the care, protection and development of children and youth who are orphaned or vulnerable. Our mission is to build families for children in need, help them to shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities.
 
SOS Children’s Villages seeks to appoint a Child & Youth Development Coordinator (CYDC), based at its Pietermaritzburg Village, KwaZulu-Natal.

The persons will provide guidance and leadership to a team of care givers, Social worker (s), Youth Leader (s) etc.

HIV Infection Rate in Children Declines

According to a study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington, looking into the global burden of disease with a particular focus on HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria, new HIV infections in South African children under five years old have dropped by more than three quarters between 2003 and 2013, from 56 000 to 7 600.

Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children: Operations Manager

The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children (TTBC) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to ensuring abused children are protected and rehabilitated. The organisation provides therapy, counselling, assistance, love, comfort, safety and ongoing support to children who have been abused. TTBC does not only work with children, but with parents and communities empowering them with knowledge and skills so that we can help put an end to child abuse.

TTBC seeks to appoint an Operations Manager, based in Johannesburg.

MaAfrika Tikkun: Development and Marketing Manager

MaAfrika Tikkun is an international NGO that provides education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centres of excellence in South African Townships. Its aim is to empower communities to develop new generations of productive citizens.

MaAfrika Tikkun seeks to appoint a Development and Marketing Manager, based in Western Cape.

Bethany Home: Director

Bethany Home Place of Safety provides residential care and support for orphaned, abandoned, neglected and abused children from birth to six years of age. This organisation was founded in 1998 by the Sisters of the Precious Blood initially to support young expectant mothers. Due to the need in Mthatha for a place of safety for abandoned children with the involvement of other crucial stakeholders; Social Services and the Victim Support Unit (SAPS) it evolved to be what it is today. Bethany Home is a Place of Safety registered to care for 80 children aged 0-6 years.

Machel Ends Period of Mourning

The Graça Machel Trust says former President, Nelson Mandela's widow, Graça Machel, has returned to public life after six months of mourning.

In a press statement, the organisation points out that, "After six months of retreat, mourning the death of Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela, Mrs Graça Machel will now return to her active role as a global advocate for women's and children's rights."

Childline South Africa: Social Worker - Durban

Childline South Africa is a nonprofit organisation that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.

Childline South Africa seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in Durban.

The Social Worker will provide therapeutic services to abused children, families and care givers, as well as to children with abusive or inappropriate sexual behaviour

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Molo Songololo: Social Worker

Molo Songololo’s programmes aim to advance the rights and protection of children. The organisation provides direct support to children in need of care and protection. The organisation empowers children with skills that builds their human dignity, self-esteem, social confidence, and increase their future prospects. Songololo also educates and trains those who work with children and raise awareness and advocate about children in difficult circumstances.

Molo Songololo seeks to appoint a Social Worker as Manager of our Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP), based in Cape Town.

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