Gender-Based Violence

Gender Based Violence in Africa needs be addressed before it is spread to the next generation

Southern Africa Youth Project has noticed that in every 10 women and children there is 8 who have been abused by intimate partner.

This is a norm and this is our work:

  • Gender Sensitization Programme
  • Gender Based Violence Programme
  • Gender Based Violence Awareness Programme
  • Sexual Education on Violence in Schools
  • Gender Based Violence Training

To partner with Southern Africa Youth Project

Please send an email to info@southernafricayouth.orgor call us at + 27 11 071 1903

Gender-based Violence

Our work on Gender Based Violence

Gender-Based Violence a Problem

In Southern Africa, it is a norm that a woman and a child should be beaten to enforce discipline. We see daily that 8 out 10 women are being brutally beaten and killed.

This often leads to death and a high number of Gender-Based Violence cases reported to the National Police Service daily.

What to do to address Gender Based Violence

As a youth development organisation, we see this as a task ahead of us to restore hope, dignity and to provide economic empowerment to these young women.

Southern Africa Youth Project works with young women and girls in cities, townships and rural communities of Southern Africa. Addressing Gender-Based Violence and its effects on society.

Our Work on Gender Based Violence

We work with over 50 000 youth through our community centres and member organisation.

Our success is that we have managed to restore hope, confidence and self-reliance of victims.

See our Work in Gender Based Violence

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Xenophobia has affected the lives of many and continues to do so in other part of South Africa.

Southern Africa Youth Project is a nonprofit organization that provides various training services to the community. They provide training in drugs and substance abuse. This training is provided because, during adolescence, a young person goes through biological and psychological changes. In addition to the physical changes that mark growing up, the teen’s brain is also

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Taking a stand against Gender Based Violence.

Southern Africa Youth Project is a registered non-profit organization that aims to empower the youth through up-skilling the youth to recognize and utilize the opportunities that are around them. We do this by providing Educational Support, Capacity Building, and as well as Job placement for unemployed youth. Our programs are structured to help young people

SayPro is leading in Addressing Gender Based Violence in Africa

Southern Africa Youth Project is a Youth Development Organisation with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. The institution has been established to be a lead in addressing Gender Based Challenges faced by Africa as a whole. In its mission Southern Africa Youth Project partners with over 1 000 non-profit organisation in Africa who serves over 5

Our work in ending child labour

To partner with Southern Africa Youth Project Please send an email to info@southernafricayouth.org or call us at + 27 11 071 1903 Distance or online courses and qualifications click here To apply for jobs click here Make a donation now click here Partner, fund and give a grant click here Company Registration Services click here

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Implementing the Sexual Education on Violence in Schools of South Africa

Sexual Education for girls in schools is very important looking at the number of girls who are pregnant at an early age. When a girl becomes pregnant at an early age. it means that the girl will have to focus on finding solutions to support and feed the baby. Southern Africa Youth Project works with

Further ideas for school action on homophobic bullying and hate crime

Further ideas for school action on homophobic bullying and hate crime In Workshop 8, we emphasise that a whole-school approach is needed to deal effectively with gender-based violence (GBV). This applies equally to homophobic bullying and indeed to general bullying. All bullying behaviours rely on violent cultures and hate speech being accepted as ‘normal’ at

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What can schools do about Child sexual abuse?

What can schools do about Child sexual abuse? Many incidents of sexual abuse take place at school, and abuse that learners suffer     at home or in the community may result in no intervention if the school does not    take action. Schools are well placed to establish strong links with the police, clinics   and hospitals, social

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Over 600 school children benefits from our Sexual Education Program

Over 600 school children benefits from our Sexual Education Program   To partner with Southern Africa Youth Project Please send an email to info@southernafricayouth.org or call us at + 27 11 071 1903 Distance or online courses and qualifications click here To apply for jobs click here Make a donation now click here Partner, fund

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Sexual Education on Violence in Schools Program

We need to teach them to know about Sexual Education on Violence in Schools before it is too late. many young girls are being abused by their intimate partners on the promise to give them money to carry to schools. Southern Africa Youth Project provides Sexual Education on Violence in Schools of Africa working with

The value of a school policy on GBV

The value of a school policy on GBV A policy is a strong public statement that the school considers all forms of GBV to be serious offences and that complaints will be taken seriously. This is important because it can make offending learners and educators aware that they will be held accountable for different levels

The importance of identifying children who have been abused

The importance of identifying children who have been abused When educators consider basic counselling of learners (and possibly also  of colleagues) who have suffered GBV, it is critical that they understand the impact of abuse on a person’s identity and self-esteem. Abuse is by its nature entirely selfish, intrusive and compulsive. It means, literally, using

What are the psychological effects of violence against children?

What are the psychological effects of violence against children? Schools in societies where violence and  neglect  are  common  face  a  critical challenge to put their learners’ well-being first; learners’ personal well-being is vital   for their development. Developmental psychologists agree that certain key  developmental  values  have  to be nurtured in children very early in life: trust,

What can educators do about Child Abuse?

What can educators do about Child Abuse? Early childhood educators in particular, because they spend so much time with children, are in a position to notice changes in behaviour, or bruising and bleeding.   For example, a young child who is sexually abused by peers, older children or adults   on the way to school might show

The link between gender-based violence and HIV

The link between gender-based violence and HIV Violence or the fear of violence can obstruct HIV prevention, care and treatment, because it can limit a person’s ability to learn their status and take and maintain protective measures, which can range from negotiating safer sex to getting and  staying on treatment to staying in school (Gardsbane,

In what context does child sexual abuse occur?

In what context does child sexual abuse occur? Child sexual abuse occurs  worldwide  across  all  social,  economic  and  cultural groups. Incest or intra-familial sexual abuse is the most common form of child sexual abuse and can range from fondling to intercourse. In South Africa, incest constitutes  80 per cent of all child sexual abuse cases

What about reporting of child sexual abuse?

What about reporting of child sexual abuse? As might be expected, child sexual abuse is very badly under-reported, even by adolescents. It is estimated that the 28,128  sexual offences against children under      18 years that were reported  to the  police  in  2010  were  only  about  one-ninth  of the actual cases (South African Police Services 2010/201

What are the signs and effects of child abuse?

What are the signs and effects of child abuse? Some of the immediate consequences  of  abuse  include  depression,  feelings  of  guilt, withdrawal, acting out, lowered self-esteem, phobias, nightmares, bed-wetting, refusing to go to school and refusing to be left alone with individuals, cutting one’s body, attempted suicide, a sense of powerlessness and distrust of individuals.

What can educators do to prevent homophobic hate crimes ?

What can educators do to prevent homophobic hate crimes ? Educators can: learn more about sexual orientation and related issues; move away from ‘othering’ LGBTI people and rather attempt to empathise with their experiences of life; remember that while LGBTI learners are different from other learners in sexual orientation, in crucial ways they are the

How does homophobic bullying and hate crimes  impact youth?

How does homophobic bullying and hate crimes  impact youth? Homophobic bullying is a symptom of a pervasive societal culture of homophobia and heterosexism that threatens the physical and mental health, safety and well- being of sexual- and gender-minority Sexual- and gender-minority youth are not inherently at risk; it is the homophobic beliefs and behaviours of

What is hate crime?

What is hate crime? Hate crime is the violence of intolerance and bigotry (intolerance towards people   who hold different opinions to oneself), intended to hurt and intimidate someone because of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability. A ‘hate crime’ is an act which constitutes a criminal offence that is motivated in

What is harassment

hat is harassment? It is widely believed that sexual harassment is the only type of harassment  that occurs. In reality, while sexual harassment is perhaps the most common form of harassing behaviour, it is not the only one. According to the Protection from Harassment Act, 17 of 2011, harassment is unreasonably following, watching, pursuing or

Harassment or cultural differences?

Harassment or cultural differences? There can be a tendency to dismiss some incidents of harassment as a consequence   of cultural differences. However, it is important to realise that culture is not fixed     and unchanging. Not all members of a cultural group have the same viewpoint and cultures change constantly. Negative patterns of behaviour that develop

What about bullying as another form of harassment?

What about bullying as another form of harassment? Bullying involves one or more people singling out and deliberately and repeatedly hurting or harming physically or mentally another person or group of people. It can affect anyone, may occur at any age, and may be specifically targeted at certain individuals. It is done repeatedly over a

Who gets harassed?

Who gets harassed? Although anyone can be harassed, researchers have found that boys are more likely to be sexual harassers and girls are more likely to be the targets. This is because sexual harassment expresses the sexism within our society. According to the 2012 National School Violence Study in South Africa: One in seven female

What is sexual harassment?

What is sexual harassment? Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual attention from a person who knows,        or ought reasonably to know, that such attention is unwelcome; and unwelcome explicit (direct) or  implicit  (indirect)  behaviour,  suggestions,  messages  or  remarks of a sexual nature that have the effect of offending, intimidating or humiliating the complainant or a

Why should schools take action against gender-based violence?

Why should schools take action against gender-based violence? Much of the GBV described above takes place during the hours children spend in school and the consequences are felt in schools too. Here are some of the issues that schools need to confront: GBV goes directly against the constitutional rights of every child to basic education

What does the law say about gender-based violence?

What does the law say about gender-based violence? name of The acT year proVisions South African Schools Act, section 8 1996 The Act provides that: 1.          The governing body of a public school must adopt a code of conduct for the learners after consultation with the learners, parents and educators of the school. 2.          The

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Why does gender-based violence occur?

Why does gender-based violence occur? GBV is easily triggered in our society and is considered to be ‘normal’ in many communities. Deeply learned cultural and religious practices about masculinity and femininity play a part, as we have already noted, but other factors have contributed   to the situation. South Africa has a long history of violence,

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How prevalent is gender-based violence in our society and schools

How prevalent is gender-based violence in our society and schools It is difficult to obtain accurate statistics on incidents of GBV in schools. While tools have been shared with schools to monitor and report on violence, they are often not used, so the data that we have may not be correct. Nevertheless, the information we

The Nature of Gender Based Violence

The nature of gender-based violence GBV is violence directed at a person on the basis of their gender. GBV in our society and our schools seems to  be  learned behaviour. It  reflects  the kind of learned attitudes discussed earlier about what it is to be a man or woman in society. For example, boys (and

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Understanding Gender-Based Violence

Southern Africa Youth Project empowers the lives of more than 10 000 unemployed youth within townships, cities, and rural areas of Southern Africa. The problems of gender-based violence and the solutions of gender-based violence what is gender-based violence. Gender-based violence is the abuse of women and children is violence that is directed at an individual

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The Safehouse

The Safehouse is a shelter for abused women and their children.The shelter provides the following services:  Counselling and support service Free service Department of Social Development Shelters for Abused Victims of Violence Fish Hoek Contact:  General Enquiries Telephone:  021 785 1168 Email:  natasha@thesafehouse.org.za

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Gender-Based Violence affecting women and children

Gender-Based Violence affecting women and children. Southern Africa Youth Project empowers more than 3 500 unemployed youth with Life and Work readiness programs. Our program model provides a holistic approach towards empowering young women and girls to better deal and prevent gender-based violence. Partner with Southern Africa Youth Project and help empower the unemployed with

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Together we can end Gender-Based Violence.

Together we can end Gender-Based Violence. Many organizations are against gender-based violence (GBV) and are appealing to women and children to seek their protection should they ever be in trouble all the time Gender-Based Violence is a problem that no women and children should face alone. “No women and children should feel like they cannot

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Southern Africa Is Against Gender Based Violence

Human Rights have been questioned as there are a lot of Gender Based Violence cases in South Africa. Women and children are crying as their rights have been abused by the people they love and the people who were supposed to love and protect them. South Africans are still mourning the loss of a young

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Southern Africa Is Against Gender Based Violence

Human Rights have been questioned as there are a lot if Gender-Based Violence cases in South Africa. Women and children are crying as their rights have been abused by the people they love and the people who were supposed to love and protect them. South Africans are still mourning the loss of a young woman

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Restoring hope through Advisory, Referral and Paralegal Services

Restoring hope through Advisory, Referral and Paralegal Services Townships of South Africa are experiencing continuous growth in social issues, such as Unemployment and Poverty, and they have played a huge role in incidents of abuse, Gender-Based Violence, Violence, Crime, Rape, and Murder amongst members of the community. Southern Africa Youth Project implements advisory, referral, and

SayPro Competencies

SayPro competencies Southern Africa Youth Project plays a major role in the ecosystem of policy makers, funders, educators, intermediaries, organisations in Health, Welfare, Social Development, Education, Skills Development, Information Technology, environment, arts and Culture, Heritage, Gender Based Violence and HIV/AIDS. Southern Africa Youth Project wishes to align itself to the United Nations (UN), UNESCO, USAID, African

Leveraging Resources

Our role in leveraging Resources SayPro Southern Africa Youth Project has an interest in organisational engagement at an international, national, provincial, district and local level. This means that SayPro Southern Africa Youth Project together with its Health, Welfare, Social Development, Education, Skills Development, Information Technology, environment, arts and Culture, Heritage, Gender Based Violence and HIV/AIDS organisation.

Youth Cultural Exchange

Our Youth Cultural Exchange Programme Everyone is curious to know about the other people’s culture. People travel to Africa from America, Australia, Europe and Asia to see, learn and be inspired by our Cultures. Southern Africa Youth Project introduced the Youth Cultural Exchange Programme in 2010 to bring the youth from across the continent to

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About Us

Our Mission

Welcome to Southern Africa Youth Project Our mission is to promote inclusive economic empowerment for unemployed and unskilled young people through our ICT-based Work and Life Readiness and Opportunity Placement model. Founded in 2005, we work in collaboration with Government agencies (Department of Higher Education and Training (Sector Education and Training Authority, TVET Colleges), NGOs

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About Us

Who were are Southern Africa Youth Project is registered as a non-profit organisation and a company  Southern Africa Youth Project was founded in 2005 by Neftaly Malatjie who had a vision to change the way the youth think about themselves and their families. The organisation provides services in Southern Africa as a whole working with

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Health and Welfare

Leading in solving Africa’s youth health and welfare challenges Southern Africa Youth Project is the leading youth health and welfare organization in Africa serving over 100 000 per month. Our Health and Welfare Services includes  HIV/AIDS Awareness Condom Prevention Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) HIV Testing and Counseling Linkage  Family Planning Promotion Sexual Transmitted Infection (STI) Prevention

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Gender-Based Violence

Gender Based Violence in Africa needs be addressed before it is spread to the next generation Southern Africa Youth Project has noticed that in every 10 women and children there is 8 who have been abused by intimate partner. This is a norm and this is our work: Gender Sensitization Programme Gender Based Violence Programme

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Program in Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights

Gender-Based Violence Gender-Based Violence Content About Us GENDER-based violence is taking human rights away Southern Africa Youth Project implements the Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights Program dedicated to enabling young women and the youth to better deal with social shocks that are associated with violence and crimes in their city, town, rural area or township.

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