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Rural pre schoolers learn when touching is abuse

May 7, 2019

With rampant sexual abuse countrywide, children are often unaware that they are being abused. Armed with a teddy bear, four women from Limpopo are giving these children the chance to speak up about abuse.

A non-violent society needs non-violent parenting

November 21, 2018

Children learn violence from a young age, often within their homes, so to create a more peaceful South Africa, experts warn that care-givers must stop spanking kids.

#TotalShutdown marches proceed as family mourns murdered teen

August 1, 2018

MPUMALANGA – While thousands of women marching across the country against gender-based violence #TotalShutdown #NoMore, one family mourned the death of their 13-year-old daughter.

Pensioner in court for child’s rape

June 2, 2017
News   OurHealth   Sexual Violence  

As the country marks the end of Child Protection week, residents of Tsakane in Ekurhuleni took to the streets in protest as a 61 year-old man made his second appearance in court, charged with raping an 8-year-old girl.

Man to be charged with rape of cancer patient

January 16, 2017
HIV and AIDS   News   OurHealth   Sexual Violence  

A man alleged to have raped a 13-year-old cancer patient has been apprehended after spending months on the run.

Child raped and left for dead, but police do nothing

Zandile*, a slender seven-year-old, was raped and almost killed in her family’€™s shack in Katlehong on the night of 20 November ‘€“ allegedly by her mother’€™s ex-boyfriend. After raping her, the man slit her throat in front of her five-year-old brother and left her bleeding and struggling to breathe.