By Anees Teladia This past weekend, over 200 Western Cape children gathered to air their views at a children’s consultation workshop. The workshop was initiated to get direct feedback from children in the province, on their challenges – feedback which is to be relayed to the provincial legislature and the[…]
Police in India have saved a 3-year-old girl from imminent death at the hands of her own relatives, as they planned to “sacrifice” the toddler after getting the green light from her parents, local media reports. The chilling incident took place in the Ganakpara village of Udalguri district on Saturday. Police[…]
The Al Noor Orphanage Centre in Woodstock which faces serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse is denying that it had any knowledge of such abuse. Several children have been removed from the centre, following a preliminary investigation into complaints by the Western Cape Department of Social Development. Director of[…]
By Anees Teladia Child abuse is rampant in the Western Cape but there are ways to prevent abuse. So says Dr Karen Muller, Chief Executive Officer of Child Witness Institute, in the wake of an investigation into the Al Noor Orphanage Centre in Woodstock which faces serious allegations of physical[…]
By Anees Teladia With National Child Protection Week 2019 commencing on the 2nd June and ending on the 9th, children’s rights and protection needs to be highlighted – particularly in a country like South Africa with worrying levels of violence and abuse in all facets of our society. Women and[…]
By Anees Teladia Social media has erupted with outcry recently, with the release of videos depicting scenes of violent child abuse at an early childhood development (ECD) centre in South Africa. This comes after another incident relating to the abuse and neglect of children resulted in a toddler reported missing,[…]
A 36-year-old man, accused of sexually molesting his 14-year-old stepdaughter and exposing her to pornography, will remain behind bars until his bail application is heard on April 15. The man, who cannot be named in terms of the law, appeared in the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Friday, where his case[…]
The authorities in Gauteng promised a swift course of justice and they have delivered: A woman filmed beating a child at a crèche in Carletonville, Gauteng has been arrested and charged for her shocking actions. An initial video of the so-called “caregiver” went viral on Thursday morning, where she can be seen[…]
At least 299 schoolchildren and 30 staff members of the Palestinian Education Ministry remain in Israeli prisons, Palestine’s Education Minister said Tuesday, Anadolu reports. Sabri Saidam told reporters in Ramallah that 47 students had been martyred in 2018 with 3,191 injured by Israeli gunfire in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem. At least 97[…]
A Melbourne court has sentenced Cardinal George Pell, a former close ally of Pope Francis, to six years behind bars with a possibility of parole. Pell was found guilty of five counts of historic child sex crimes. As he delivered the hugely anticipated verdict, Chief Judge Peter Kidd said that[…]
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