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.
MAR chairperson, Kamal Timmal, says: "We are trying to create an awareness in companies and in school on how men should treat women, and how men should respect women, I mean the perpetrators are men.”
To read the article titled, “KZN NGO on drive to provide support to rape victims,” click here.Source:SABC News
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.
Speaking at a workshop on the dissemination of the national anti-corruption policy for traditional leaders organised by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Siachitema warned that people acquiring land corruptly should not be condoned.
To read the article titled, “Chiefs unite against graft, GBV,” click here.Source:Times of Zambia
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.”
Van Niekerk argues that the majority of sexual assaults are committed by men and boys, adding that the latter in particular should be the focus of our prevention efforts.
To read the article titled, “Child Protection Week begins,” click here.Source:SABC News
- MOSAIC Training, Service and Healing Centre for WomenPlease note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.Opportunity closing date:Friday, May 9, 2014Opportunity type:Employment
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.
- Implement and coordinate training activities relating to MOSAIC’s Mencare+ programme;
- Facilitate training of trainers workshops based on established training materials;
- Facilitate training workshops on Male Counselling Toolkit;
- Supervise and mentor trainers who will implement the training of the Male Counselling Toolkit;
- Assist the Programme Manager and other programme staff in the development and design of programme materials and workshop content;
- Assist the Programme Manager to facilitate internal capacity development sessions;
- Write and submit timely, informative, high quality and comprehensive reports using approved standards and formats;
- Build and strengthen strategic partnerships to ensure ownership and sustainability and expanding cooperation;
- Support effective realisation of outcomes by contributing to implementation, substantive refinement and monitoring and evaluation of project progress;
- Identify additional key stakeholders to be included in programme activities;
- Operate within outlines programme activity budget;
- Other related duties and assignments.
- Bachelor of Social Science or equivalent, post graduate degree will be advantageous;
- Clear understanding of the role of men in the field of gender-based-violence and ability to debate the issues;
- Knowledge of GBV is essential;
- Minimum of three years’ experience in a training and facilitation role in an NGO environment
- Experience in developing and designing workshop materials and content;
- Experience in working on large and complex donor funded programmes is advantageous;
- Advanced computer skills;
- Communication and report writing skills;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
- Ability to assume a supervision role and coordinate;
- Ability and willingness to travel;
- Valid driver’s licence.
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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.
Women's Coalition of Zimbabwe’s director, Virginia Muwanigwa - speaking at the launch of the Southern African Development Community Gender Protocol Barometer for 2013 - asserts that the problem emanated from the country’s failure to implement legislation.
To read the article titled, “Laws Fail to Protect Women, Girl Child,” click hereSource:All Africa
Having been labelled a ‘rape apologist’, David Bullard tried to make peace by starting a donation drive for the Rape Crisis Centre, but the organisation rejected his money.
The controversial columnist started his attempt at donating with this tweet: “Followers, please donate to @RapeCrisis and I’ll start the ball rolling with R3 000. Bank details please.”
The Rape Crisis Centre responded by saying: “@RapeCrisis will not be party to @lunchout2’s whitewashing his actions through associating himself with us. We decline his donation.”
To read the article titled, “No thanks, rape NGO tells Bullard,” click here.Source:IOL News
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.
To read the article titled, “Strike at heart of porn,” click here.Source:Times Live
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.”
To read the article titled, “Child rights organisations in dire financial straits,” click here.Source:SABC News
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.
Acting director, Jeanette Makae, points out that, "We are conducting workshops around the communities, all over the different villages in QwaQwa. We even train the community on human rights, all the acts that protect human rights and all the abuses that have taken place to the girl child and the women.”
To read the article titled, “F State NGO pushes on to reduce gender-based violence,” click here.Source:SABC News
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has officially kicked off its 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence in South Africa.
The public broadcaster is calling upon Men of Honour to take a stand and say no to violence against women and children.
SABC group communications officer, Kaizer Kganyago, says that, “SABC will be utilising all 18 radio stations and four television channels to make sure that they highlight this serious issue.”
To read the article titled, “SABC, NGO join 16 days of activism campaign,” click here.Source:SABC News