We, the Citizens & Friends of South Africa demand a pro-active, transparent strategy to halt the rape and violation of children in South Africa, first and foremost. We furthermore demand a strategy to halt the rape and violation of all citizens, including women, men, and prison inmates. This should comprise, inter-alia, of:
1. The reintroduction of specialised sexual offences units nationwide under the direct authority of the National Prosecutions Authority. These units will be staffed with specially trained police officers operating in conjunction with medical specialists, social workers and other relevant professionals. The intention is that this should be an elite unit 2. Such sexual offences units will work with rape units in hospitals in the public and private sector, and will have specially trained psychologists, and medical personnel on call to assist these officers, rape survivors, and the immediate kin of rape survivors. 3. A special budget will be formed to combat rape and to fund these units and their work. It should be funded by a one percent tax on the profits of the 500 largest companies in South Africa. The allocation of funds from taxes to these units will be managed by a committee staffed with members of the treasury and nominees from those 500 companies in equal measure. 4. There shall be no bail for those who rape children, for those accused of incest, or where weapons have been used in the perpetration of the crime. 5. The addition of awareness training on these and related issues to school- and prison syllabi in SA, to all audiences regardless of gender. 6. Provinces/The State to pay running costs (rent, salaries, electricity, water) of NGOs that work with sexual violence survivors, and for NGO's that specialise in sexual abuse prevention education. 7. In the absence of the death sentence, life sentences without parole for all convicted rapists.
Rana Stofberg Muller Cawkwell
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Please sign this petition as it is imperative that sexual abuse and rape, especially of children and vulnerable members of the community, be stopped. South Africa is now the rape and crime capital...
Please sign this petition as it is imperative that sexual abuse and rape, especially of children and vulnerable members of the community, be stopped. South Africa is now the rape and crime capital of the world - intervention is urgently needed, and we look to the South African government to support our cause and to be instrumental in launching and enabling such intervention.