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September 13, 2018

The Child Witness Institute's CEO, Dr Karen Muller, has been invited to be part of the Selection Committee to lead the establishment of the Spotlight Initiative's Civil Society Global Reference Group to end violence against women and girls. She was one of 4 international expert...

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Madonsela’s powerful endorsement

September 19, 2016

“Straight-jacketing children into a criminal-justice system designed for grownups simply fails our children,” said Madonsela, relating a case that the Public Protector’s office became involved in, where a child who had been raped was subjected to 48 postponements of her cas...

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Child Witness Foundation Launch – Advocate Thuli Madonsela’s keynote address

September 6, 2016

Good morning. I am honoured to be here this morning, witnessing this laudable development in the fight against child abuse. This is indeed an important step in responding to the plight of children, one of the most vulnerable and defenseless groups in society. While I came her...

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Why we have to act now

June 20, 2016

The study into child maltreatment was commissioned by the UBS Optimus Foundation and conducted by researchers from the University of Cape Town and the Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention. Published in May, it found that there were over 350 000 cases of sexual abuse in 2015 al...

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