Social development

Helping to create a gang-free society

The 18 Gangster Museum, an initiative by three childhood friends, will use the stories of former gangsters to help children living in the Western Cape township of Khayelitsha resist the allure of the gang lifestyle.


16 Days ends with a call on men

"We must understand how our own attitudes and actions might perpetuate sexism and violence," Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the deputy minister of Arts and Culture, at an event in Diepsloot, Johannesburg, to mark the end of this year's 16 Days of Activism campaign.


Women's empowerment 'key to stopping violence'

Economic empowerment and independence are important pre-conditions to help end gender-based violence, says NGO Gender Links, which will be showcasing the achievements of more than 1 000 survivors during the 16 Days of Activism For No Violence campaign.


Count yourself in to end violence against women and children

The theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children is ‘Count me in: Together moving a non-violent South Africa forward’, a call to citizens to act as a collective to end gender-based violence and child abuse in the country.

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