Capacity building plays a crucial role in violence prevention. The Trauma has published a training guidebook entitled, Dealing with death in troubled times. The Guidebook is facilitated in a five-day training course for mental health practitioners and is accredited by the SACSSP for 20 cpd point. Currently, scholarships are available for 50 social workers in […]
After a successful first round of commissions, the People’s Commission of Inquiry into the lack of Child Safety in the Western Cape, the second phase will occur in March 2019 in the Overberg. The first round was attended by local councillors, parents of murdered children, community workers and several civil society organisations.
After exhausting consultations with the Western Cape government regarding a Judicial Commission of Inquiry, civil society will convene a People’s Commission as an advocacy strategy towards eliminating violence against children. The Trauma Centre together with 17 peer organisations will convene the second phase of its People’s Commission on the 14th and 15th November 2018 at […]
TRAUMA CENTRE FOR SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE AND TORTURE UNITED PUBLIC SAFETY FRONT Executive Director: Valdi Van Reenen-Le Roux Acting Chairperson of UPSF Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 082 821 2692 13 September 2018 RELEASE: IMMEDIATELY Now is the time to disrupt denial! How long will we as society shake our heads in dismay at annual reports of crime […]
Youth from across the Western Cape invited to attend the 5th Nelson Mandela Annual Youth Dialogue arrived at the Garden Court Hotel, Nelson Mandela Boulevard on Nelson Mandela Day. The youth launched the children’s public hearings of the People’s Commission of Inquiry into Child Safety in the Western Cape which will occur until 18th August […]
Former South African Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, Glenda Wildschut has agreed to serve as one of three commissioners for the People’s Commission of Inquiry into Child Safety in the Western Cape. The Western Cape office of the South African Human Rights Commission will also participate in the proceedings. Public hearings will be held from the […]
Join the People’s Commission of Inquiry to Child safety in the Western Cape Our petition for a Commission of Inquiry into child safety in the Western Cape has gained momentum in the Western Cape Legislature. The petitions standing committee met with Trauma Centre and its peers in April and May 2018. The Department of Social […]
The United Public Safety Front, a coalition of civil society organisations in the Western Cape will host its inaugural summit this year. A tentative date is set for the 24th March 2018. The summit will bring together 1000 delegates from communities across the Western Cape to discuss the state of public safety in the province. […]