The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called on governments, particularly those in Africa, to invest more in programmes and campaign that promote children’s rights. The agency’s call comes as South Africa joins governments across the globe to mark International Children’s Day on Friday. Currently, programmes against the abuse of[…]
The Joe Slovo community is standing behind a 38-year-old man who flung his child off the roof of his home. The man appeared in the New Brighton magistrate’s court on a case of child abuse. The one-year-old was caught by a member of the metro police. The toddler was not[…]
By: Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed South African parents have been left torn after the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ruled that parents will no longer be able to use the defence of ‘reasonable chastisement’ if they are later accused of assault. Judge Raylene Keightley handed down the judgement that[…]
While South Africans continue to battle the scourge of sexual abuse cases that involve children, the recent surfacing of a Gumtree tutoring add by a repeat child abuse offender has community members concerned for the safety of their children. Brian Shofer, as named by the Sunday Independent, enlisted his tutoring[…]
Child rights group Molo Songololo says the number of cases of young teens raping even younger children is increasing. The organisation was reacting after a 16-year-old was arrested for allegedly raping two girls, one aged nine and the other a five-year-old. According to police spokesman Noloyiso Rwexana, the boy allegedly[…]
With one of the highest rates of reported rape cases globally, a recent case involving 42 year old Nizaam Ajam has shocked the country. With 180 charges for sexual crimes perpetrated against children, the Mitchells Plain resident has sparked an outcry from South Africans calling for judicial recourse for victims[…]
Palestinian children detained in the occupied Palestinian territory are being abused by Israeli forces and “routinely” interrogated without the presence of their parents, according to a report released Monday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report comes as the number of Palestinian children arrested by Israel more than doubled since[…]
Horrific images of infant pornography and sexual fantasies relating to child abuse. These are just some of the things which form part of a police investigation, dubbed Cloud 9, into an online child pornography ring. So far, the investigation has led to six arrests in South Africa in recent months. People[…]
Officials in the Pakistani state of Punjab have called for a federal inquiry into what it called the largest-ever child abuse case in the South Asian country’s history involving nearly 300 children. The government of Punjab state on Sunday ordered a judicial investigation into the case that came to light[…]
South Africans should not limit their outrage to the most horrific cases of child abuse, but rather to all instances where adults use physical violence as a means of controlling children, according to local advocacy group, RAPCAN. The declaration comes after a Hanover Park man appeared before the Athlone Magistrate’s[…]
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