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 […]