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Abused Child: Don’t Let Another Child Become a Statistic

Rindy was a young child entering the child welfare system because she was in need of protection. Her grandfather, the person who was supposed to spoil her with healthy hugs, the occasional sweet and lots of stories about long, long ago, took her childhood from her through his inappropriate sexual actions. During a projection technique done by her social worker she had to identify herself in a specific picture. Instead of choosing one of the two possible girls in the picture she chose the picture of the toilet. “That is me,” she said. She is 13 years old today.

South Africa 'Desensitised' to Xenophobia

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) says that South Africans are becoming desensitised to crime and xenophobic attacks.

In a press statement, CHR points out that, "We fear that xenophobic attacks are becoming regular phenomena, and the South African population is becoming increasingly desensitised."

The organisation further argues that while the law prohibits heinous deeds such as sexual and violent crimes, the South African population has grown apathetic to these issues with little hope of them being addressed.

Renewed violence Hits Pinga in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Heavy fighting over the last few days in Pinga, a town in the conflict-afflicted North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has made it difficult for Médecins Sans Frontières to carry out its vital medical work. Thousands of the town’s inhabitants have fled into the surrounding forests and eleven of MSF’s Congolese staff members are missing.

Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture: Project Leader

The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture (The Trauma Centre) is a human rights-based organisation providing prevention and early intervention services to people, organisations and communities affected by violence and torture. The organisation focused on self-directed, interpersonal and collective violence offering psychosocial support to survivors.

The Trauma Centre seeks to appoint a Project Leader for its Trauma Counselling Project, based in Woodstock, Cape Town.

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Guns Put Everyone at Risk - NGO

Gun Free South Africa, a NGO helping to build a safe and secure South Africa (SA), free from fear, by reducing the number of firearms in society, says the presence of guns puts everyone at risk.
 
The organisation’s Claire Taylor has been quoted by the media as saying that the latest data in SA shows that controlling guns, and thus reducing gun numbers, save lives.
 

Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture: Finance Officer

The Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture (The Trauma Centre) is a human rights-based organisation providing prevention and early intervention services to people, organisations and communities affected by violence and torture. The organisation focused on self-directed, interpersonal and collective violence offering psychosocial support to survivors.

The Trauma Centre seeks to appoint a Finance Officer, based in Cape Town.

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Call for Violence-Free Elections in Zim

Zimbabwe's top judge has called for elections slated for later this year to be violence-free, as ill-preparedness raised fears of a repeat of previously bloody polls.

Chief justice, Godfrey Chidyausiku, says that, "We add our voice to those who are calling for free and fair elections that are held in a violence-free atmosphere."

Chidyausiku is of the view that while the courts stand ready to hear cases relating to the forthcoming elections, he hopes that litigation if any, relating to the running of and the results emerging from the polls, will be very little.

Developing Girls’ Belief in Themselves

The year is about to come to an abrupt end, and with it, a flurry of social justice and human rights activity. Kicking off with Universal Children’s Day on 20 November, and moving into 16 Days of Activism, running from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Women and Children Abuse to 10 December (International Human Rights Day), and in between, December 1, World AIDS Day.

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