Preventing the Scourge of Gender-Based Violence

It is estimated that one in five women in South Africa are victims of gender-based violence (GBV) annually. This chilling statistic alone should be enough to indicate that there is a need to stand up and stamp out the prevalence of GBV in society. But when we consider that the violence carried out is often directed at women and children who comprise a significant proportion of our country’s youth, it becomes a critical matter of safeguarding our future.

Govts Urged to Put Kids at Heart of New Goals

The Children's Rights & Emergency Relief Organisation (UNICEF) says despite global progress on achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), unequal opportunities have left nearly 600 million children living in extreme poverty on less than US$1.25 a day.

The agency states that millions of the world's poorest children are denied a fair start in life and many more will be left behind unless they are put at the centre of new development goals for 2030.

Child Protection Week Launched

The Department of Social Development has launched the Child Protection Week, a period in which all are encouraged to ensure that children are protected from all forms of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Foster Care Child Welfare’s Edwin Mutambanengwe, says that South Africa is making good progress in protecting children.
Mutambanengwe is of the view that government is directly involved in ensuring the protection of children.

New Campaign to Reduce Child Fatalities on the Road

The Western Cape provincial transport department has launched a new campaign aimed at reducing child accidents and fatalities on the road.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) ‚ road deaths are now the leading cause of premature deaths among young people globally and road traffic injury being the leading cause of death for children aged 5 and 14 in South Africa.

Pebbles Project Trust: ECD Programme Manager

The Pebbles Project Trust is a registered nonprofit organisation that supports children, families and communities on the wine farms in and around Stellenbosch and Wellington. The work of Pebbles consists of five main pillars: education, health, nutrition, protection and environment.

The Pebbles Project Trust seeks to employ an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme Manager, based in Stellenbosch.

The ECD Manager will be responsible for the overall management, monitoring and evaluating of the ECD Programme, in addition to overseeing a team of ECD Support Teachers.

Uviwe Child and Youth Services: Child and Youth Care Worker

Uviwe Child and Youth Services (previously Port Elizabeth (PE) Childline and Family Centre) is a nonprofit organisation that promotes children’s rights in the field of violence against children.

Uviwe Child and Youth Services seeks appoint a young part-time (afternoon only)Child and Youth Care Worker, based in Schauderville Toy Library, Port Elizabeth.

MaAfrika Tikkun: Nurse Coordinator

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.

Afrika Tikkun seeks to appoint an enrolled nurse as Nurse Coordinator for the Western Cape Region Health Programme, based at the Mfuleni office, Cape Town.


Childine Eastern Cape: Social Worker

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.

Childine Eastern Cape seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based in East London, Eastern Cape.

The person will provide therapeutic services to abused chilfren, families and caregivers as well as to children with inappopriate sexual behaviour.


Anex: Advocacy Coordinator

Anex (Activists Networking against the Exploitation of Children) is a registered and well established nonprofit children's rights organisation. Our organisational objectives includes Protecting Children from Exploitation by strengthening communities through-Developmental needs based programs for Children, Youth and Families in vulnerable communities, Preventative and responsive training and awareness raising on different forms of exploitation and Advocacy, Research and Legal Reform.

Anex seeks to appoint an Advocacy Coordinator, Cape Town.



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