Say ‘no’ to domestic and child violence

2016-11-24 06:02
Sidebar: • The Thuthuzela Care Centre at Port Shepstone Hospital, offers several services to victims. The National Prosecuting Authority, Department of Health, South African Police Services, Department of Justice, Department of Social Development and non-government organisations, offers services to abused victims at the centre. • Donate toiletries to the Thuthuzela Care Centre as victims need these after being examined because they need to bath afterwards. • Supporters are encouraged to wear a white ribbon for the duration of the campaign. • Physical signs of sexual abuse in children include blood on the underwear, vaginal discharge, pain on micturition or when passing urine, difficulty in walking and persistent touching on the vagina, especially toddlers. • Emotional signs include forgetfulness, social withdrawal, bed wetting, loss of appetite or overeating and promiscuous behaviour or use of sexual words.   PHOTO:

Sidebar: • The Thuthuzela Care Centre at Port Shepstone Hospital, offers several services to victims. The National Prosecuting Authority, Department of Health, South African Police Services, Department of Justice, Department of Social Development and non-government organisations, offers services to abused victims at the centre. • Donate toiletries to the Thuthuzela Care Centre as victims need these after being examined because they need to bath afterwards. • Supporters are encouraged to wear a white ribbon for the duration of the campaign. • Physical signs of sexual abuse in children include blood on the underwear, vaginal discharge, pain on micturition or when passing urine, difficulty in walking and persistent touching on the vagina, especially toddlers. • Emotional signs include forgetfulness, social withdrawal, bed wetting, loss of appetite or overeating and promiscuous behaviour or use of sexual words. PHOTO:

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THE theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children is “Count me in: together moving a non-violent South Africa forward”.

The campaign is a national annual campaign­ that commences on 25 November and ends on 10 December and aims to create awareness and denounce violence to keep women and children safe.

As part of the campaign, Port Shepstone Regional Hospital Social Work Department, Thuthuzela Care Centre and (FCS) Family, Child and Sexual Offences will be conducting awareness campaigns at:

Nhlalwane Clinic - 30 November

Saint Faiths Clinic - 6 December

Ndwebu Clinic - 12 December

Phungashe Clinic - 8 December

“During this period the issue of child abuse will be addressed,” said Phumza Morai, public relations officer for Port Shepstone Regional Hospital.

Physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect will be addressed.

“The team will be advising people, particularly­ children, about prevention, signs of abuse as well as where and how they can obtain help if they become victims of abuse or violence,” said Morai.

Domestic violence will also be another topic.

The public will be coached on how to use the services that Thuthuzela Care Centre offers to victims of domestic violence.

“Information on personal safety will also be provided especially now that we are approaching the festive season,” said Morai. “An information stand for patients and visitors has already been set up in the main hospital foyer with pamphlets indicating where to access services.

“In line with the theme, we are counting on you to say ‘no’ and report child and women abuse and domestic violence.”

• The Thuthuzela Care Centre at Port Shepstone Hospital, offers several services to victims. The National Prosecuting Authority, Department of Health, South African Police Services, Department of Justice, Department of Social Development and non-government organisations, offers services to abused victims at the centre. • Donate toiletries to the Thuthuzela Care Centre as victims need these after being examined because they need to bath afterwards. • Supporters are encouraged to wear a white ribbon for the duration of the campaign. • Physical signs of sexual abuse in children include blood on the underwear, vaginal discharge, pain on micturition or when passing urine, difficulty in walking and persistent touching on the vagina, especially toddlers. • Emotional signs include forgetfulness, social withdrawal, bed wetting, loss of appetite or overeating and promiscuous behaviour or use of sexual words.

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