FPD’s Gender-Based Violence Knock on Door Campaign - Our Stories

The Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) Gender-Based Violence (GBV) management course proved to be a success in the community of Bayview, Durban.

The Ubuntu community workers were impressed with the amount of information that became available to help them to do their jobs better.

NGO Raises Funds for Rape Victims

One women is raped in South Africa every 26 seconds. This alarming statistics and attacks on women seems to be increasingly brutal and fatal, and now a local non-government organisation (NGO) is taking action against these heinous crime.

Men Against Rape (MAR) are to host a fundraising concert to mark men's month at the Tongaat Town Hall in KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, and all proceeds will go towards the organisation in its pursuit to provide support to victims of rape.

Unity Against Corruption, GBV

Traditional leaders in Zambia call for collective efforts in the fight against corruption and gender-based violence (GBV).

The traditional leaders vow not to tolerate people intending to acquire pieces of land in their chiefdoms through corrupt practices, with chief Siachitema of Kalomo District describing corruption is a stumbling block in fostering national development.

Child Protection Week Commemorated

Childline, a non-governmental organisation, says the disintegration of family values in South Africa is one of the main factors contributing to the high rate of child sexual abuse.

Childline’s Joan van Niekerk, speaking at the start of Child Protection Week, said that, "One of the things we have failed to do in the 20 years of democracy is really look at how we can strengthen family and re-connect people.”

MOSAIC: Training Coordinator - MenCare+

 MOSAIC is a well-known organisation in Cape Town that delivers an array of programmes and support services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

MOSAIC seeks to appoint a Training Coordinator for the MenCare+ Programme, based in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.
The Training Coordinator will report to the MenCare+ Programme Manager and will be responsible for the effective planning and facilitation of training workshops.
This is a contract position and is based on the programme funding cycle.

Zim Laws Fail to Protect Women, Girls

Women activists believe the rights of women and girls continue to be violated in Zimbabwe even though the country has the best laws designed to address gender-based violence and inequality.

The activists state that, there is little action to match the laws available to protect women who were constantly abused in homes, schools and in the workplace.

Partnership to Tackle Child Pornography

The Film and Publication Board, along with Google, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and other organisations, announced a partnership designed to create awareness of cyber safety and fight online child pornography.

The national programme, which will begin this month, will promote the safer and more responsible use of the internet and online technologies.

The programme kicked off at Jules High School in Johannesburg, a school which made headlines in 2010 because of a sex-video scandal involving three pupils.

Child Rights NGOs in Dire Funding Crisis

Child Line and other organisations in the Northern Cape have remained silent after the recent rape of a six week-old baby, allegedly by a relative.

The organisations are also quiet after the murder of a one-year old boy, allegedly killed by his father.

However, Child Line's Naomi Edwards says they are in dire financial straits, adding that, “With the lack of financial resources NGOs [non-governmental organisations] are finding themselves in a very tight position.”

NGO Works Towards Reducing GBV

There are five more days before the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign ends, however, the alarming incidents of women's abuse remain a serious concern.

NGOs such as Thusanang Advice Centre in Phuthaditjhaba in the eastern Free State, has been contributing towards the reduction of gender-based violence.


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