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Rugby World Cup 2019

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Rugby World Cup 2019

Initially, it seemed hard to imagine that a couple of men wearing green and gold, kicking and running around with a ball in far-off Japan could in any way be relevant to peace. But I was proved to be quite wrong. When the President of the country and the captain of the Bokke raised that […]

Child Protection

WE KNOW ENOUGH NOW TO STOP HITTING OUR KIDS

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Carol Bower History was made today when the Constitutional Court found that the defence of reasonable chastisement is unconstitutional, and revoked it. This defence was part of our common law (i.e. not laid down in an Act of Parliament) and was open to parents who had been accused of assaulting their children. The immediate effect […]

Gender-Based Violence

A LAMENT TO WOMEN’S MONTH

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A Lament to women's month

Carol Bower It’s been Women’s Month−which commemorates the 1956 march of 52,000 women to the Union Buildings. It’s a time, like the soon-to-arrive 16 Days of Activism, when government can talk a lot about what it’s doing to “combat the scourge” and spend large sums of money on publicity and parties and speech-making. Which it […]

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What we doing?

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We develop ways of preventing or avoiding violence We work at different levels of our society We work with other organizations to extend our reach and To change the law affecting children To advocate for an Integrity Commission To deprive the corrupt of their corrupt gains unknown printer took

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Advocacy

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The Peace Centre has joined with another NGO – Accountability Now – to challenge corruption within the state by:- a) Advocating for the establishment of a “Chapter 9 Integrity Commission” able to investigate and directly prosecute the corrupt. It important that it be under Chapter 9 of our Constitution as it is not then subject […]

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Project 2:Changing The Law

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Submissions to Parliament that were relevant to The Peace Centre’s mission: Currently parents may “reasonably chastise” their children and corporal punishment is forbidden in schools. In practice beating children is seen as “normal” and corporal punishment in schools is widely (if illegally) practised. The Peace Centre has joined with the Centre for Child Law, the […]

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Save the world

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The Peace Centre is concerned about corporal punishment in the school and at home. It is detrimental to the development of the child: 1. It may inflict bodily harm and death. 2. It stunts the emotional development of the child. 3. It stunts the child’s ability to learn. 4. Corporal punishment is a cause of […]