Raising awareness about the rights of the child, child rights violations and child protection is ongoing. Our awareness raising activities target mainly children, youth, community members, services provides and the general public. Our Advocacy work promotes accountability for and with children. Molo Songololo believe that an Ombudsperson for Children is long overdue and advocating for the establishment of an independent autonomous mechanism to promote and monitor the implementation of the rights of the child.
We produce and distribute information and educational materials to local communities, children and youth on child rights issues, contacts details of service providers and hotlines to prevent and combat child abuse, exploitation and trafficking in children.
Stop Child Trafficking
We produce awareness raising materials, conducted workshops, make presentation and engage government and civil society structures to prevent and combat trafficking in children. Trafficking in persons is a growing and serious global problem. In South Africa more and more cases of trafficking in persons, especial women and children are identified and prosecuted. Unfortunately we do not know the true extent of trafficking in children. However identified cases indicates that children are trafficked for sexual exploitation and labour exploitation. Case of force marriages, harvesting of body parts and illegal adoption have also been reported.
Ombudsperson for Children
We advocate for the establishment of an independent autonomous human rights monitoring instrument for children through awareness, education and dialogue with government and civil society role-players.
We prevent and combat child sexual exploitation in tourism. Together with Fair Trade Tourism – South Africa we to promote responsible tourism to create awareness, education and training to combat child sexual exploitation