children's rights

Breastfeeding in Public a Civil Right for Women

This was a heated topic on our WhatsApp group earlier this month and funny enough, Stian sent a chat that a woman sitting next to him on the plane was breastfeeding…Quite funny since we have been discussing about it and even though the discussion had died down it suddenly erupted again. Well, my personal take on it at first was that women can feed anywhere, it doesn’t matter as long as they cover up and some of my mates where just not for that compromise, especially the females in the group.

Call to Protect Children From Abuse

Malawi’s former justice of the Child Justice Court, Esmie Tembenu, has stressed the need for the country to protect children from all forms of abuse.

This comes at a time when some non-governmental organisations expressed worry over the delay to adopt the child protection policy.

Tembenu says there is need to protect children from continued abuse and responding to the abuse by taking a child away from the abusive environment.

Startingbloc: Fellowship program

StartingBloc is excited to share that its  global Fellowship program, is launching their first-ever institute out of the USA from 25-29 March 2020 at the prestigious the African Leadership Academy Campus in Johannesburg. Many social entrepreneurs, employees and students from the African continent, Canada, India and USA have already been accepted for this institute. 10 more spots are still available, only for this month. 

ACFS: Programmes - Coordinator (Special Initiatives)

African Children Feeding Scheme (ACFS) is a nonprofit organisation (NPO) that promotes and supports inclusive education practices in schools and preschools throughout the country. The organisation's core focus is the implementation of funded projects designed to sensitise and empower all role players to an inclusive approach to educating the children in their community.

ACFS seeks to appoint a Programmes - Coordinator (Special Initiatives) to be based in ACFS Head Offices, Gauteng. 

Remuneration:  Junior Management level as per ACFS's remuneration Policy Framework

New Jerusalem Youth Career Day

New Jerusalem Children’s Home is Christ consciousness faith-based nonprofit organisation presently accommodating 80 children from 0 to 18 years of age. It is a small entity with a big vision. The organisation aims to become one of the best children’s homes in Africa in the provision of holistic and integrated quality care to orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatised, vulnerable and HIV positive children.

New Jerusalem Children’s Home is hosting its first ever youth career day titled 'A Reminder of June 16, 1976' on 16 June 2015 in Midrand.

Call for Papers: Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors  in  the  SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.

Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa

How Seriously Should We Be Taking Threats to Deregister Outspoken NPOs?

Inyathelo is a nonprofit organisation that works to sustain and strengthen civil society organisations and grow local philanthropy in support of a vibrant democracy in South Africa.

Inyathelo is hosting a Breakfast on the 2nd Floor under the theme 'How Seriously Should We Be Taking Threats to Deregister Outspoken NPOs?' on 25 March 2015 in Cape Town.

Child Rights NGOs Challenge Laws on Sex

The Teddy Bear Clinic Laws and Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN) say laws that make consensual sex between teenagers a crime are unconstitutional.

The Teddy Bear Clinic director, Lizette Schoombie, points out that the case involving the highly publicised Jules High School case in which a 15-year old girl was raped on the school grounds, ‘emphatically demonstrated’ the negative effects of the act for children.

Machel Hails Zimbabwe’s Progress

Women and child rights activist and member of the Elders, Graça Machel, has praised progress in Zimbabwe since the formation of a compromise government to ease a political and economic crisis.

Speaking at a conference after a two-day mission as part of a United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) project, Machel pointed out that, "I have been impressed by the progress made in Zimbabwe."


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