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Talking to Boys ages 7 to 11 

Words Maret Lesch Older Children Ages 7-11: Your body Talk about different body shapes and that every person’s body is worthy and perfect. It is okay if your body is different than those of your friends. Remind them to respect someone else’s body and not to make fun of other people. Encourage conversations where you […]

Death at the doorway… 

Wehr warns against the ever present danger of a second COVID 19-wave returning to the Cape Words: Fanie Heyns   CAPE TOWN. –  Leoni Wehr, porter at the Khayelitsha District Hospital, has seen and experienced it all. She suffered from domestic abuse during her marriage, tested positive for COVID-19 and then went through isolation and […]

Talking to boys Teens 

Fathers of teens must teach them about consent and respect for someone else’s body Words: Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – Talking to teenage boys and girls about the importance of consent is one of the most crucial aspects of teaching them to say no to gender-based violence and becoming peaceful and non-violent citizens of South […]

Talking to Boys Teens 

Teenage years can be challenging, help them understand themselves by using these tips: Words: Maret Lesch   *Self-image Affirmation is important. Tell your teen every day how proud you are of them. Tell them what you like about them. Compliment them about their talents, appearance and good work at school and home. and when they […]

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Self-Awareness Can Improve Dads’ Impact When Teaching About GBV 

Self-Awareness Can Improve Dads’ Impact When Teaching About GBV   Words: Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – Violence against women and girls is a pandemic and poses grave danger to South African society. Violence activists and educators see the next generation as the best hope to end gender-based violence (GBV). Touching the hearts and minds of […]

Making sense of emotions an important prerequisite of good parenting 

Making sense of emotions an important prerequisite of good parenting Words: Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – In order for fathers and mothers to make time to share important values with their sons about how to respect and build a non-violent environment in which women and girls feel safe, the parents must connect well with their […]

Study reveals a lack of knowledge about GBV-hotline, safe spaces 

A study by 1000 Women Trust revealed a lack of knowledge about GBV-hotline, safe spaces Words: Fanie Heyns CAPE TOWN. – The results of a 2-phase study conducted by 1000 Women Trust during the COVID-19 lockdown on whether individuals have experienced gender-based violence and whether they knew of safe spaces or a safe space to access […]

#MakeTime to teach our sons that crimes against women are unacceptable 

South Africans urged to #MakeTime to teach our sons that crimes against women are unacceptable Cape Town – 16 November 2020 – Already recognised as having one of the highest rates of rape and domestic violence in the world, according to the South Africa 2020 Crime & Safety Report, the frequency at which women in South […]