Germany and Finland say they have repatriated 23 of their nationals, women and children from Syria, some of whom were under criminal investigation for allegedly belonging to the ISIL (ISIS) group. “I am very relieved that we were able to repatriate another 12 children and three mothers from camps in[…]
“This has been one of the most traumatic events in our lifetime,” said Dr Yusuf Lalkhen, an educational psychologist. Speaking on the VOC’s Breakfast show on Thursday, Dr Lalkhen described the year 2020 as an extremely debilitating year for the youth and their overall mental wellbeing. South Africa recorded over[…]
Amid the second wave of Covid-19 in South Africa, Western Cape health officials have warned parents to be on the lookout for another disease primarily affecting children. The provincial health department this week noted that there have been 35 reported cases of Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) at Red[…]
Cape Judge President John Hlophe says he supports the call for the establishment of priority courts in prosecuting cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). He was speaking during a meeting with gender activists and ANC Women’s League members in Cape Town to mark the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is engaging in numerous initiatives to economically empower women as part of its programme to rid the country if gender-based violence. South Africa begins 16 days of activism against gender-based violence and femicide and also marks the beginning of five days of mourning for[…]
At least 400 Palestinian children have been arrested by Israeli authorities since the beginning of the year, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PSS) said. In a statement released to mark International Children’s Day which will be marked tomorrow, the PSS stated: “The Israeli occupation authorities have arrested 400 Palestinian children under[…]
A child rights expert has emphasised that failing to report sexual abuse against children is a criminal offence. It comes on the heels of a widely circulated video alleging sexual abuse perpetrated by two well-respected brothers in the Bo-Kaap community, which family members were reportedly made aware of. Now in[…]
As gang violence and crime continues to plague various communities in Cape Town, an Ocean View resident has taken it upon himself to keep children off the streets by using the game of chess to impart life lessons. Ocean View resident Vasco Vigis explained that although he grew up in[…]
Its has been three months since the High Court in Pretoria ordered the department of basic education to reinstate the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) but children across the country are still going without food. In July, the court ordered the department to ensure all qualifying children got meals. But[…]
September 10 marks World Suicide Prevention Day, and it is becoming increasingly important to look after one’s mental health. According to South African government statistics, up to 3000 people commit suicide on a daily basis. For each person who commits suicide, there are 20 people who have attempted it. The World[…]
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