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KZN Man Walks 50km To ‘Feed A Child, Feed A Nation’

KZN Man Walks 50km To ‘Feed A Child, Feed A Nation’

“It is time to act, instead of discussing it on social media.” These are the words of Thulani “DJ Dash” Mzinyane, 32, who will be walking all the way from Ballito to Durban’s North Beach later this month. He told News24 on Friday that the 50km walk is to raise awareness around the killing, abuse […]

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League Advocates Stiffer Penalties Against Rapists

The opposition party, the Popular Democratic Movement Women’s League (PDMWL) this week said that the sentences that are being given to convicted rapists in the country, are too lenient The League’s Secretary General, Loide Iipinge said the sentences in the country are too compassionate considering the grievous damage rape does to victims and society at […]

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Should FGM Be A Societal Problem?

Five years ago, the prevalence of harmful traditional practices were very high in Somali state. The government has been trying to reduce such practices thereby making the state free from such harmful traditions. Together with other stakeholders, the states’ Culture and Tourism Office has also been working extensively to achieving this objective. The office is […]

Funda Wazi Foundation organizing Teachers’ Mentoring Program To Help Avoid Child Abuse And Trauma

Funda Wazi Foundation organizing Teachers’ Mentoring Program To Help Avoid Child Abuse And Trauma

Young children exposed to five or more traumatic events in the first three years of childhood face a 76% possibility of having one or more delays in their language, emotional or brain development. The traumatic events experienced during childhood also causes an increased the risk for the following health problems in adulthood: depression, alcoholism, drug […]

Rising Defilement Cases In Malawi Raise More Questions Than Answers

Rising Defilement Cases In Malawi Raise More Questions Than Answers

Rising cases of defilement in the African nation of Malawi begs the question the effectiveness of projects being implemented to address the problem. “My 17 year old daughter was defiled by an unknown assailant some 10 years ago when she was just a little girl and this led to her destruction,” narrates Wezie Shaba mother […]

Woman Charged To Court For Assaulting Children

Woman Charged To Court For Assaulting Children

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kaduna State Command has said it has charged Asiya Mohammed, 30, to court for assault and abuse of a two-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl. Acting state commandant of the Corps, Deputy Commandant, Ilelaboye Waidi Oyejide, said the case of child abuse and assault on Abdulrahman Mohammed and […]

VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

VIDEO: Romania’s Generation Of Girls Trafficked Into Europe’s Sex Industry

Maya is one of the many Romanian girls lured to work in brothels and massage parlours across Europe in the hope of escaping poverty at home. Often deceived by boyfriends who are little more than pimps, these teenagers are desperate for a better life. Maya is now in a brothel in Switzerland, but her younger […]

Rwanda: Teenage Pregnancy – Adopt Prevention and Rehabilitation Approach

Rwanda: Teenage Pregnancy – Adopt Prevention and Rehabilitation Approach

The 2014/2015 Demographic and Health survey showed that teenage pregnancy rates in Rwanda increased from 6.1 per cent in 2010 to 7.3 per cent in 2015. This, according to officials, is a red flag, which calls for urgent action to address the problem. It is good that the authorities acknowledge that this is a big […]

TODAY IN HISTORY: International Day of the African Child

TODAY IN HISTORY: International Day of the African Child

It honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children. The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the OAU […]

Malala Doesn’t Want Us To Forget About Nigeria’s Abducted Schoolgirls

Malala Doesn’t Want Us To Forget About Nigeria’s Abducted Schoolgirls

On the eve of the second anniversary marking the mass kidnap of more than 270 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants, teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai published an open letter reminding the girls’ families that the world is still hoping for their safe return. “I write this letter with a heavy heart, knowing you have endured another […]

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