RAPCAN Monthly Highlights

Monthly Highlights



WASH: It should be a basic right but for many it’s a luxury

Looking back at a journey that started in 2012… I thought I was going to be a resource to others about children’s rights instead others became instrumental in reminding me that the right to dignity – via access to water and sanitation – is far from ‘real’ for many in South Africa.

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25th Anniversary

The 25th anniversary year event scheduled for 25 November 2014 was a great success as it included founders, directors, staff, partners, service providers and donors of RAPCAN.

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Sexual Offences Amendment Act Submission

On 31 October RAPCAN joined several other organisations in a joint submission to the Department of Justice and Correctional Services to improve the new Criminal Law, Sexual Offences and Related Matters Amendment Act (Sexual Offences Amendment Act).

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Sexual Offences Courts Advocacy

RAPCAN conducted research on children’s experiences of sexual offences courts, culminating in two publications in 2014. Children, caregivers and court support workers from RAPCAN’s Child Witness Project were involved in the research.

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Lavender Hill for Life social messaging

The Lavender Hill for Life CD is an audio recording of a 6-track social message focussing on children’s experiences of human rights in their community of Lavender Hill (approximately 20 km from Cape Town city).

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