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Category: Human Rights

They don’t owe us their stories

21 May 2018

For those who managed to listen into Eusebius McKaiser’s show of Monday, 21 May 2018, you’d have heard this important conversation about how, and even if, friends and family members of victims of gender based violence should support and disclose their friend’s situation. Eusebius hosted journalists Karyn Maughan, Nolwazi Tusini […]

Giving youth alternatives: The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme

10 April 2018

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme implemented in the June/July, December/January and Easter school holidays.  This Western Cape Government Department of Community Safety (DoCS) initiative is in its sixth year and targets children and youth aged 14-21 years living in high priority crime areas […]

The Global Gag Rule and the Implications for Sexual and Reproductive Health

13 March 2018

Written by Jenna Joffe on behalf of Creative Consultants & Development Works In his first week in office in 2017, United States President Donald Trump issued a memorandum to reinstate and expand the “Global Gag Rule”. He announced that he would be severing all US funding to organisations that “perform […]

#MeToo

1 March 2018

In the past months, there have been at least 100 cases of reported sexual assault on young girls in South Africa. 87 of those cases, were reported in a primary school in Gauteng with the perpetrator being one person. Yes! One person raped 87 young girls! Every morning, one wakes […]

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Dignity personified

24 July 2017

“A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. Let us strive to enhance their capacity to support themselves for as long as possible and, when they cannot do so anymore, to care for them.” ~ Nelson Mandela in a message announcing 1999 […]

10 Inspirational quotes to celebrate Mandela Day

18 July 2017

Nelson Mandela’s birthday is celebrated today and in honouring his legacy we are encouraged to recognise our own ability, and responsibility, to make this world a better place. Mandela Day commemorates the 67 years of public service that Nelson Mandela spent making a difference to South Africans and the world. The United Nations declared Nelson Mandela International Day in November […]

The holiday season – a time to see, hear and love

15 December 2016

The buzz in the room was overwhelming. It was the dreaded 14h00 graveyard session of a late November workshop for the evaluation of the Older Persons’ Act. I was astounded by the energy and enthusiasm of the discussion. They just could not stop talking, and if I allowed them, they […]

Evaluation improves lives

9 November 2015

With the title “Using Evaluation to Improve People’s Lives”, the  5th Biennial SAMEA Conference invited participants to go back to the beginning and consider the fundamental questions of “why do we do what we do?” and “what are we trying to achieve?” “This year’s SAMEA Conference served as a debriefing […]

Using evaluation to create the world we want

19 October 2015

Established in November 2005, the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) strives to cultivate a vibrant community that will support, guide and strengthen the development of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) as an important discipline, profession and instrument for empowerment and accountability in South Africa – used in a manner […]

Getting to know Justice Edwin Cameron

21 November 2014

The Centre for Conflict Resolution hosted the most interesting Public Dialogue recently where they launched the book Justice: A Personal Account by one of the most amazing leaders in South Africa; Justice Edwin Cameron, a judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Justice Cameron is one of the few […]