How to Help Refugee Children Globally

How to Help Refugee Children Globally

Refugee Children Anywhere in The World are at heightened risk of violence, exploitation and abuse.

 

RISKS:

Human trafficking, forced into  child labour, exposed to aggravated smuggling. Displaced women and girls are especially at risk of Gender-based Violence.

HOW TO HELP:

  • Do not immediately assume that she is lost. Verify that the child is unaccompanied or has been separated from her family. Do not separate a child from her parents, siblings or other family members with whom she travelled.
  • Since the child’s caregiver may be close by, ask refugees in the immediate vicinity if they know the child. Do not leave the child. Unless there is imminent danger, remain at that location with the child until you can verify the caregiver’s whereabouts and ensure the child is in safe hands.
  • Do not, under any circumstance, leave the child with another volunteer. Do not accept help from another volunteer who offers to escort the child to safety.
  • If, following the above steps, you believe the child is unaccompanied or has been separated from his family, ask the child for his name, age, hometown and information about his family. Record any additional information that may help authorities with family tracing and reunification. If the child is unable to provide this information, ask other refugees travelling near the child what they know.
  • Keep the child’s clothes and belongings with her at all times. These might help authorities trace her family.
  • Contact a competent authority – such as the local municipality government, border police, Ukraine’s consular services in the host country, or officials from UNICEF. Share the child’s information and location, and follow the authority’s instructions. Do not leave the child.
  • Do not share information about the child with anyone else, aside from competent authorities.
  • Explain to the child what will happen next. Do not promise that you will find his parents: This could cause him additional confusion and distress if he’s received, instead, by the safe hands of a competent authority/child protection officer.
  • Do not leave the child until she is in the safe hands of a competent authority/child protection officer. Do not leave the child with anyone else.

#humanrights #protectchildren  #humantrafficking #childtrafficking #genderbasedviolence #kindness #love #humanitarion

https://www.unicef.org/emergencies/guidance-protecting-displaced-children-ukraine

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Your donation will be used for the sustainability of our projects and the organisation.

Our banking details are:

Account holder: Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa (ACT Africa)

Bank:  First National Bank

Account Number:62827188237

Branch Code 256055

Swift Code FIRNZAJJ

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OR

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Webinar Registration Ignite: 2022 Leadership Training Series on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Webinar Registration Ignite: 2022 Leadership Training Series on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

ACT Africa is part of the CESE ( Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation) across Africa

Finally, everyone, the start of our CESE Africa 2022 webinar series in collaboration with World Hope International and ICOSE. Please circulate far and wide and let’s get people inspired to do something about the harms of pornography and its links to sexual violence and exploitation.

Starts Tomorrow

https://ncose.salsalabs.org/worldhopewebinar1/index.php

#webinar

#training

#endsexualexploitation 

#endgenderbasedviolence 

#endhumantrafficking 

#africa

 

 

How To Take Advantage of Tax-Deductible Donations to Charities

How To Take Advantage of Tax-Deductible Donations to Charities

Question: Are Charitable Donations Tax-Deductible in 2022?   

Answer:Yes, 10% of taxable earnings towards an approved Public Benefit Organisation is tax-deductible

Tax season 2022 ends 28 February 2022 for South Africa

Please take advantage of the tax-deductible amount for donating to charitable causes.

The current tax year for individuals and many companies is coming to an end, and we would like to take this opportunity to remind you that, since Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa (ACT Africa) is registered under section 18A of the Income Tax Act, any donations made to our organisation are fully tax-deductible.

How to take Advantage of Tax- Deductible Donations To Charities:

Section 18A of the Income Tax Act allows individuals to donate up to 10% of taxable earnings towards an approved Public Benefit Organisation on a tax-deductible basis.

Tax benefits of Donating to Charity – Click on the link blow to Know More…

https://www.sars.gov.za/types-of-tax/donations-tax/

We would like to appeal to you to consider making a donation before the 28th of February in return for a Section 18A certificate which will make this donation tax-deductible. 

Donate now to keep our doors open and ensure ACT Africa’s financial sustainability during this perilous time and far into the future and will be assisting is in our mission to Save Lives Through Awareness and Education. 

Your donation will be used for the sustainability of our projects and the organisation.

Our banking details are:
Account holder: Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa (ACT Africa)

Bank:  First National Bank

Account Number:62827188237

Branch Code 256055

Swift Code FIRNZAJJ

Email Proof of Donation to accounts@actafrica.org.za

OR

Click on the link below

https://www.payfast.co.za/donate/go/awarenessforchildtraffickingafricaactafrica

We look forward to hearing from you 

Kind Regards

Hilary Leong

Co-Founder/Chairperson

Awareness for Child Trafficking Africa (ACT Africa)

#actafrica

#endgenderbasedviolence

#endhumantrafficking

#donate

#taxseason2022

#taxdeductibledonation 🇿🇦

#savelives

#awareness

#education

 

Press Conference Held for Upcoming International Men’s GBVF Conference on 14 August 2021 – Moved to 18 September

Press Conference Held for Upcoming International Men’s GBVF Conference on 14 August 2021 – Moved to 18 September

GBVF and Human Trafficking has been steadily increasing over the past 5 years but more so since Covid-19 Pandemic. The consequence of lockdown being a major economic downturn, which resultantly impacted very negatively on Socio-Economic conditions plundering many into poverty making people vulnerable to the evils of Human Trafficking and GBVF and thus the statistics of these atrocities have spiked since.

GBVF is South Africa’s second Pandemic and in fact, the rest of the world is not far off from this. Domestic Violence has especially increased during the Covid-19 lockdown as frustration and depression levels have maximised. Forced Labour and sex trafficking have increased as Traffickers thrive in situations like the world is experiencing with Covid-19 by preying on peoples vulnerabilities.

In the past month alone, to mention a few amongst many cases of human trafficking.  Three weeks ago in Sandton 3 girls were rescued from sex trafficking. They were being held in an apartment after being lured from Upington to Sandton and used for prostitution. Last week a 13-year-old was rescued from sex trafficking too in the Vaal area. She was allegedly kidnapped and about to be sold to a human trafficking syndicate by her step-mother and step-grandmother for R40 million. In East London, 3 weeks ago, a 13-year-old down syndrome girl and a 15-year-old boy was rescued from sex trafficking after their mother sold them  to two shop owners in Keiskammahoek. In all these cases perpetrators have been arrested.

Gender-Based Violence cases in the past month to mention a few. Last week, ACT Africa received two calls for help against extreme domestic violence in less than 5 days. In both cases, alcohol was a huge driver and the men after being intoxicated became very abusive towards their wives, threatening to kill them. Last week Thursday a woman was beaten and burnt to death in Walkerville. Two weeks ago in Kwazulu Natal an 11-year-old was allegedly raped by her teacher in the toilet and threatened to be killed if she reported the matter to anyone.  Lerato Nkadimeng was brutally murdered by her ex-boyfriend, her funeral was on 6 June 2021.

The Press Conference held at The Maslow Hotel in Sandton on 24 June, highlighted programmes to help men, offered by some of the organisations participating at the International Men’s Gender-Based Violence Conference on 18 September, which aims to address these atrocities by together with the men attending to find tangible solutions to break these cycles and to provide at the conference help for perpetrators and abused to receive the needed help from the various organisations present like NICDAM, SADAG, SANCA, FAN, MADA and Come Back Mission for continued assistance to break the cycle of abuse in their lives.

#endgenderbasedviolence ❌

#endhumantrafficking ❌

2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

The International Year was unanimously adopted in a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019. The main aim of the year is to urge governments to do what is necessary to achieve Target 8.7  of the UN Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs). Almost half of all child labour happens in Africa (72 million children), followed by Asia and the Pacific (62 million).
70% of children in child labour work in agriculture, mainly in subsistence and commercial farming and herding livestock.https://lnkd.in/dvNAQ8Bhttps://lnkd.in/dVsDCdVInternational Labour Organization
Alliance 8.7
#endhumantrafficking :x:
#endchildlabour :x:
#endmodernslavery :x: