Child Abuse

Mauritius, Association Kinouete – Empowering teenage girls in conflict with the law for a fruitful development.

The project is geared towards facilitating the process of rehabilitation and re integration of teenage girls from rehabilitation youth centre and correctional youth centre. Kinouété believes that each detainee is a person entitled to a second chance and capable of leading a successful life. Kinouété strives to be an example, a factor of change and […]

Mozambique: A Non-traditional decision saved Letwin Leonardo Secreta

Mozambique: A Non-traditional decision saved Letwin Leonardo Secreta Letwin Leonardo was 14 years old in 2017. She was born and raised in Barauro, Administrative Post of Choa, in the District of Bárue, northern region of the province of Manica. The sad story of Letwin begins when she finished the seventh grade in 2016. Because in […]

August 8, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse | Human Rights Programs: Human Rights

Mozambique: Manica- An example to follow

Mozambique: Manica- An example to follow Anatalia Roberto Jone is a 16-year-old girl who attends the 10th grade at the Armando Emílio Guebuza Secondary School in Catandica Village, Barué District, and northern Manica Province. Her story is like that of many other Mozambican girls where family members, neighbours and acquaintances, lure girls into marrying too […]

August 8, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse Programs: Centres of Excellence | Gender & Governance

Mauritius: Fight to end Child Marriage is on #ChildnotBride

Mauritius: Fight to end Child Marriage is on #ChildnotBride

By Vivekah Deerpaul On the 20th June 2018, a 13-year-old girl died. The country woke from its cozy slumber when it found out that the child was religiously married to a 19-year-old man and was pregnant. This tragedy astounded many people who thought that our ways of thinking have evolved and that our legal system […]

August 2, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse Programs: Human Rights

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Lesotho: Domestic Violence Bill, hope to ending GBV

Maseru, 14 May: Lesotho is developing a Domestic Violence Bill 2018 in an endeavour to counter the rampant acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that have rocked the country. This comes after the previous bill was not enacted into law for many years. This bill has been discussed with relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of […]

Malawi: Child marriages deny girls right to a future

Malawi: Child marriages deny girls right to a future

By Madalitso Kateta, Lilongwe, 20 April: A single decision changed 16-year-old Mumderanji Loyidi’s life. Although she was a promising pupil at Lisungwi Primary School in Neno district, Southern Malawi, Mumderanji recalls the day that she was told that she would be marrying a man who was three times her age. Then only aged 13, Mumderanji […]

April 26, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse Programs: Gender Justice

The Safe Haven Halfway Home – Mauritius

The SAFE HAVEN HALFWAY HOME (SHHH) is a temporary shelter for teenage girls who are homeless due to abuse and rejection from family members. SHHH welcomes residents coming from the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) in Mauritius and other children shelters. Reaching the age of 18, these teenage girls are no longer under the responsibility of […]

Changing Lives – Stories of Safe Haven Halfway Home Residents

Below are the stories of our residents : Dola* our first resident is 18 years old originally from Terre Rouge. At 13 she started smoking synthetic drugs and ran away from her home. She was locked in the Rehabilitation Youth Centre (RYC) (children prison), for one year and as soon as she got out, she […]

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

CGE outraged at molestation of learners in Soweto

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) has learnt with outrage and disgust about the molestation of 83 learners at AB Xuma Primary School in Soweto by a Scholar Patroller.  Through its mandate, the CGE will ensure that it supports and ensure that adequate interventions and responses are put in place by relevant state institutions and […]

A case study analysing the media coverage of the ‘Baby Tsepang’ rape case

Prepared by the Media Monitoring Project for Gender Links, based on the brief to specifically analyse the way in which key factors in the case were represented by the press and to identify themes emerging from the case. Many questions about the role of the media in this case were raised. The case study perpetuates […]