South Africa

Urgent Alert: South Africa: Urgent call: World Cup Soccer and Sex Trafficking – A Volatile Combination

Update: 
Not an update
Date: 
2010 May 10

 

  Taina Bien-Aimé Executive Director of Equality Now, speaks on South Africa and t

What You Can Do: 

Please write to the South African officials below, calling on them to enact and effectively enforce the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill 2010 prior to the commencement of the World Cup. Urge the government to provide protection and services to victims of trafficking, offering the resources necessary to provide practical alternatives to prostituted women and their families.

 

Letters should be sent to

President Jacob Zuma
Union Buildings
Private Bag X1000,
Pretoria, 0001
South Africa
Fax: +27 12 323 8246
Email: president@po.gov.za

Minister Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe, MP
Minister of Justice
Private Bag X276,
Pretoria, 0001
South Africa
Fax: +27 12 315 1749
Email: Ministry@justice.gov.za

Hon Max Vuyisile Sisulu, MP
Speaker of the National Assembly
South Africa
Fax: +27 21 461 9462
Email: speaker@parliament.gov.za

Send copies of your letters to:
The National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa – Sexual Offences and Community Affairs (SOCA) Unit
P/Bag X752,
Pretoria, 0001
South Africa
Email: communication@npa.gov.za

Sample letter

South Africa: Rape and Violence Against Women at the Durban Train Station

Action Number: 
6.1
Update: 
Not an update
Date: 
1994 May 1

Regina Nyanda lives on the pavement of Umgeni Road, outside the Durban train station. She has been there for more than twenty years. Regina can hardly walk, and she suffers from epilepsy. During the day she sells used plastic chemical containers to make a living and to send money for her children to go to school.

What You Can Do: 

Please write to the police officials listed below and call on them to provide effective protection for the women who live on the pavement of Umgeni Road outside the Durban train station. Ask them to institute a regular patrol, to investigate reports of rape and other violence, and to arrest those responsible. Please send copies of your letters to the South African embassy in your country and to President Nelson Mandela. Congratulate President Mandela as the first democratically elected president of South Africa and urge him to take action on behalf of the women at the Durban station, to demonstrate to the police and the public that the new South Africa will not tolerate rape and other violence against women and will give meaning to the right of equal protection of the law.

South African Police
District Commissioner
P.O. Box 10816
Durban 4000
South Africa
 
The Minister of Police
c/o The Commissioner of Police
Private Bag X94
Pretoria 0001
South Africa
 
President Nelson Mandela
Union Buildings
Pretoria
South Africa

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