STOP CHILD ABUSE
A Child Is Raped In South Africa Every 3 Minutes.
Most Of Them Are Young Girls Between 3 And 12.
In 90% Of The Cases The Perpetrator Is Known To Them.
OUR MAIN GOAL
We aim to minimise the secondary abuse these children will suffer when they report the crimes against them.
THE MATLA A BANA STORY
In 2000 Monique Strydom survived a 4-month hostage ordeal in the hands of Al Qaeda terrorists in the Philippines. On the morning of her release, she vowed to dedicate her life to help others in need. Monique founded Matla A Bana - A voice against child abuse in 2001 after the terrible rapes of two babies in South Africa.
We create child friendly reporting facilities at police stations, courts and hospitals. We supply comfort packs to children when they report crimes. We train officers of the law and medical practitioners in soft skills needed to assist child victims more effectively. We host educations programs at schools. We assist and inform the public of the rights of children and to report crimes.
A B O U T
To give a voice to abused children.
To minimise the secondary abuse children suffer when they report abuse against them, by addressing the unsympathetic reporting system in South Africa. With the main focus on victim support and training.
To educate communities on what child abuse is, signs and symptoms and how to report it.
Award individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty to protect and assist our children.
Thank you to our main sponsors
Winner of the NGO division
OLD MUTUAL PARTNERSHIP AWARDS:
Winner : CSI Category
Runner-up : All categories