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#ChildProtectionWeek: The impact of violence on children

#ChildProtectionWeek: The impact of violence on children

My name is Ndingedwa and I am in prison serving a 19 year sentence for stock theft, housebreaking, assault and murder. How exactly I became violent, I am not sure. One thing I do remember is that my father used to be very violent towards my mother. My father drank so much and he was argumentative and aggressive when he was drunk. He fought with my mother and with other people. If other people wanted to stop him fighting with my mother, then he would fight with them too.

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Save the Children dares South Africa to raise a hand against corporal punishment

Save the Children dares South Africa to raise a hand against corporal punishment

Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) calls on all sectors of society including government and the private sector to say no to corporal punishment in the home. We must do everything to prevent violence against children.
According to the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town, 75% of physical child abuse occurs in the context of physical punishment and 45% of child homicides happen in the context of child abuse and neglect with such deaths mainly occurring in the under-five age group either in the home or by someone known to the child. This is unacceptable and needs to change.  
 

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More than a quarter of a billion children better off today than 20 years ago

More than a quarter of a billion children better off today than 20 years ago

But one in four children still denied right to a safe and healthy childhood, with children living in or fleeing conflict zones among the most disadvantaged.
 
At least 280 million children have a better chance to grow up healthy, educated and safe than at any time in the past two decades, a new report by Save the Children has found. The annual report evaluates 176 countries on children’s access to health care, education, nutrition and protection from harmful practices like child labor and child marriage.
 

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#SAElections2019: What the children want

#SAElections2019: What the children want

South Africans go to the polls on Wednesday, 08 May. The past few months politicians have been criss-crossing the country, hearing from prospective voters and making promises.
But what about the views of those who cannot vote, because they are still too young to do so?
 

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New books, furniture and toys for the Sizolomphakathi ECD centre

New books, furniture and toys for the Sizolomphakathi ECD centre

Children at the Sizolomphakathi ECD centre have more reason to smile this winter, not only are they guaranteed a warm environment but they have also received new books and toys. This is thanks to the R50, 000 that was raised through the online crowdfunding philanthropy platform Different.org.
 

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A partnership that works for the children

A partnership that works for the children

“I am overwhelmed by such beautiful energies of the children and the work that is being done in giving these kids an opportunity to grow. I have been impressed by how we are putting children at the centre of these activities and the parents. We are seeing the good results of how the funds are being used,” said Bvlgari’s Mauro Di Roberto during a recent visit to Limpopo.
 

 

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