Shukumisa briefing for Department of Social Development Strategic Plan & Budget for Social Crime Prevention & Victim Empowerment Programme

In terms of the Department’s 2010-2015 strategic plans, the campaign had found that two out of six priorities were relevant to sexual violence. And the 2012-2015 strategic plans saw priorities reduced from six to four areas. Approximately 0.4% of the national department’s budget was allocated towards welfare services which were distributed amongst 11 sub-programmes which included the social crime prevention and victim empowerment programme (VEP). Read more ›

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PETITION: 11 yr old “willing” rape victim – DPP must appeal!

The Women’s Legal Centre, People Opposing Women’s Abuse, the Teddy Bear Clinic for abused children, the Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre to end violence against women and girls, and the GRIP Rape Prevention Programme are dismayed to learn of the reduced sentence for the perpetrator of multiple rapes of an 11 year old victim, in the North Gauteng High Court. Read more ›

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2014 Budget vote speeches and comment from the Shukumisa campaign

On 16 July, the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, and her deputy, Ms Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu gave their budget vote speeches in parliament.

The Shukumisa Campaign responded with comment on the effectiveness of the department’s spending priorities, especially with respect to the Command Centre for gender-based violence. Read more ›

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