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GCF is a Child Protection Organization promoting the rights and wellbeing of children.

GCF operates from the conviction that children have the right to grow up in a family and this principle is embedded in the GCF vision.

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#MondaysWithMonica

IT CANNOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL!

A week ago, Lydia and I travelled 1400km to Maseru and back, armed with vehicle documents, PCR tests, yellow fever cards, and passports. We landed up at the most amazing place for accommodation, called Kick4Life. Inspired and exhausted, we met up with the rest of the South African delegates to plan our session for Monday with the African Committee of Experts on Rights and Welfare of Children (ACERWC). There were seven of us, including two children, who each spoke to aspects of the AU Complimentary Report the South African National Child Rights Coalition (SANCRC) submitted in October 2022 to the ACERWC.

I spoke on VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN in SA. I made my minutes count as I spoke the difficult and uncomfortable truth of the horrific situation in our country, having shared and been part of thousands of children's lives that have been devastated for life, and irreversibly damaged because of violence against them. We have held babies, abandoned, naked, soiled, and almost lifeless - a two-month-old baby raped, damaged for life, and four siblings aged between two to nine years old, so badly beaten (for taking money to buy chips because they were hungry), we had to soak them in a bath of water to remove their clothes. 😭

On the 10th of October 2022, Bokgabo Poo, aged four, was raped, murdered and her body dismembered. The Sowetan published a front-page headline asking the question: “How many more must die?” Every year child rape and murder statistics rise between seven to 37%... SHOCKING! The report we tabled had more statistics and an earnest plea that change has to come, and Civil Society has to be recognised and be part of that, as government is failing our children.

Every child deserves at least one adult who is crazy about them, and every adult needs a community to help them raise a child, and every community needs a government that drives, plans and upholds policy and the law.

CHILD PROTECTION IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS!

Love,
Monica ❤️

#ACERWC #ChildrensLivesMatter #ChildrenInSecureFamilies #16DaysOfActivism #NoViolenceAgainstWomenAndChildren
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#MondaysWithMonica

IT CANNOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL!

A week ago, Lydia and I travelled 1400km to Maseru and back, armed with vehicle documents, PCR tests, yellow fever cards, and passports. We landed up at the most amazing place for accommodation, called Kick4Life. Inspired and exhausted, we met up with the rest of the South African delegates to plan our session for Monday with the African Committee of Experts on Rights and Welfare of Children (ACERWC). There were seven of us, including two children, who each spoke to aspects of the AU Complimentary Report the South African National Child Rights Coalition (SANCRC) submitted in October 2022 to the ACERWC.

I spoke on VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN in SA. I made my minutes count as I spoke the difficult and uncomfortable truth of the horrific situation in our country, having shared and been part of thousands of childrens lives that have been devastated for life, and irreversibly damaged because of violence against them. We have held babies, abandoned, naked, soiled, and almost lifeless - a two-month-old baby raped, damaged for life, and four siblings aged between two to nine years old, so badly beaten (for taking money to buy chips because they were hungry), we had to soak them in a bath of water to remove their clothes. 😭

On the 10th of October 2022, Bokgabo Poo, aged four, was raped, murdered and her body dismembered. The Sowetan published a front-page headline asking the question: “How many more must die?” Every year child rape and murder statistics rise between seven to 37%... SHOCKING! The report we tabled had more statistics and an earnest plea that change has to come, and Civil Society has to be recognised and be part of that, as government is failing our children.  

Every child deserves at least one adult who is crazy about them, and every adult needs a community to help them raise a child, and every community needs a government that drives, plans and upholds policy and the law.

CHILD PROTECTION IS EVERYONES BUSINESS!

Love,
Monica ❤️

#ACERWC #ChildrensLivesMatter #ChildrenInSecureFamilies #16DaysOfActivism #NoViolenceAgainstWomenAndChildren

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Thank you, thank you, thank you... Monica Woodhouse ! You and your team are amazing and certainly, one child at a time, you ARE making a difference. xx

As it is said: whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine , you did for me ❣

Monica Woodhouse ❤️🔥😭😭

#TeachYourChildren

Every child should know that any type of violence is NEVER ok. Be a role model and teach your children to:
• recognise both aggression and violence e.g. name-calling, bullying, hitting, pinching and pushing
• understand that there is no excuse for violent and aggressive behaviour from peers. Teach them to say “Stop, I don’t like it …”
• never defend rough behaviour by saying “boys will be boys” and “x did not mean to hurt you.”
• resolve conflicts using words and problem-solving and don’t forget to do so yourself
• praise them when they are using words and skills to sort out problems instead of hitting, screaming and so on

#16DaysOfActivism #BeARoleModel
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#TeachYourChildren

Every child should know that any type of violence is NEVER ok. Be a role model and teach your children to: 
• recognise both aggression and violence e.g. name-calling, bullying, hitting, pinching and pushing
• understand that there is no excuse for violent and aggressive behaviour from peers. Teach them to say “Stop, I don’t like it …”
• never defend rough behaviour by saying “boys will be boys” and “x did not mean to hurt you.”
• resolve conflicts using words and problem-solving and don’t forget to do so yourself
• praise them when they are using words and skills to sort out problems instead of hitting, screaming and so on

#16DaysOfActivism #BeARoleModel

The gift that keeps on giving, a gesture of LOVE! ❤️

The second candle of Advent is called the Candle of Love. It is lit in remembrance of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Many of the people in our communities have travelled long, hard roads and we are called to help them strengthen their capacity to care for and nurture their families.

Your gift changes lives and makes a difference in our communities, where we work to raise awareness, assist with services and prevent family breakdown, because #FamiliesMatter!

Make a Christmas Promise with us to change lives and make a lasting difference! ❤️

www.givengain.com/cc/christmas-promise/
www.gcf.org.za/donate/

#TheGiftThatKeepsOnGiving #MonthlyContribution #ChangingLives #MakeADifference #ChristmasPromise #CandleOfLove #2ndAdvent
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The gift that keeps on giving, a gesture of LOVE! ❤️

The second candle of Advent is called the Candle of Love. It is lit in remembrance of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Many of the people in our communities have travelled long, hard roads and we are called to help them strengthen their capacity to care for and nurture their families.

Your gift changes lives and makes a difference in our communities, where we work to raise awareness, assist with services and prevent family breakdown, because #FamiliesMatter! 

Make a Christmas Promise with us to change lives and make a lasting difference! ❤️

https://www.givengain.com/cc/christmas-promise/ 
https://www.gcf.org.za/donate/

#TheGiftThatKeepsOnGiving #MonthlyContribution #ChangingLives #MakeADifference #ChristmasPromise #CandleOfLove #2ndAdvent

#appreciationpost

Thank you Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund for including us in the Isondlo Child Nutrition Initiative, which through Tiger Brands assists with food hampers to struggling families.

Approximately 12 million people in South Africa go hungry every day, among them, children suffer the most. Stunted and malnourished children are common and thanks to this initiative GCF can help some of them in our area over a period of nine months.

#norishandnurture #ServeLikeMandela #childrenslivesmatter #familiesmatter
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#AppreciationPost

Thank you Nelson Mandela Childrens Fund for including us in the Isondlo Child Nutrition Initiative, which through Tiger Brands assists with food hampers to struggling families. 

Approximately 12 million people in South Africa go hungry every day, among them, children suffer the most. Stunted and malnourished children are common and thanks to this initiative GCF can help some of them in our area over a period of nine months. 

#NorishandNurture #ServeLikeMandela #ChildrensLivesMatter #FamiliesMatter

#WorldAIDSDay

This year's theme for World AIDS Day is “Rock the Ribbon.” ❤️

The National AIDS Trust is committed to stopping new cases of HIV, securing the rights of people living with HIV, and fighting HIV stigma and discrimination.

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

#RockTheRibbon #WorldAIDSDay2022 #RaisingAwareness #Rigths
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#WorldAIDSDay 

This years theme for World AIDS Day is “Rock the Ribbon.” ❤️

The National AIDS Trust is committed to stopping new cases of HIV, securing the rights of people living with HIV, and fighting HIV stigma and discrimination. 

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

#RockTheRibbon #WorldAIDSDay2022 #RaisingAwareness #Rigths
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