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 […]

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Join our team

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Our staff are friendly and ready to help. From left to right is Mathunzi Mentjies (Database Administrator, Hub), Ongeziwe Badli (Mowbray Office), Xolisile Pani (Volunteer, Hub), Khayakazi Baliso (Community Worker, Hub), Lukhanyo Simangweni (Community Worker, Hub) Amanda Gogela (Volunteer, Hub) and Yandisa Baba (Intern, Hub). We are there to help you.

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Support our campaigns

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The Peace Centre participated in the ‘Recall President Zuma Now!’ march to Parliament on 7 August 2017. The march was organized by #UniteBehind, a coalition of civil society and faith-based organizations. The corruption under President Zuma is said to have cost South Africa hundreds of billions of Rand. The Peace Centre believes that this could […]