Millions of children around the world are in danger of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence – at home, in school, in the community or during unforeseen emergencies.
Despite our sophisticated legal framework, South Africa is still marked by high levels of violence against, and exploitation of, children. Recorded levels of violence do not accurately reflect the full extent of the problem because many cases go unreported.
Violence has long-lasting consequences for children, with strong evidence of a link between childhood violence and adult mental health disorders and substance abuse.
Whether they’re living on the streets, in refugee camps, or in institutions, every child should grow up in a safe, supportive family environment. Yet right now, too many children across South Africa are not so lucky.
We are commited to ending all forms of violence against children. Join us today!