The Government of Zimbabwe has ratified most child rights instruments such as the United Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography (OPSC); the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict (OPAC); African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and many other related child-rights instruments. However, it is important to note that the Government of Zimbabwe has not yet ratified the Hague Convention on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. This convention is an international agreement to safeguard intercountry adoption and is relevant in the foster care process as it is evident that most adoptions begin as foster care cases.
#FACEOFCHILDREN’S RIGHTS IN Zimbabwe#MASKUP#SANITIZE#SOCIALDISTANCE
CATCH (Care At The Core of Humanity) we believe every child deserves to be heard and here is a poem done by a girl from Mutoko .
Source: Discovering the children’s rights rainbow.
Topic: Adults Responsibilities to children.
It’s your duty adults.To have great care for children today.
Protect us from robbery, rape and all forms of abuse.
How can we study without caring and protection?
This is your role ,And if you refuse it,Who can send us to school and hospital?
The shona proverb says,”Chirere mangwana chigokurerawo”
Take care of us nowSo that we can take care of you in old age.
We want to be there, include us.We want to be heard, give us a voice.
We want to be inspired , inspire us.We want to be proud, take an interest in us.▲
DISCLAIMER!!! DISMISAL OF FAKE NEWS
CATCH would like to dismiss the malicious information circulating announcing availability of work-related learning placement at CATCH. CATCH is not associated with this letter at all levels. To note Care at The Core of Humanity does not operate with the name CATCH Trust but CATCH.
It is against our policies to publish announcements or vacancies via WhatsApp as we have protocols and procedures to follow. If there are any vacancies to be announced by CATCH they should appear at our website – www.catchngo.org , facebook- https://facebook.com/catchngo.org and twitter accounts @catch_zim_ . Any announcement received from other platforms besides the mentioned ones consider it a false announcement. To note CATCH does not have an organizational Whatsapp account or number, so any message you may receive on Whatsapp with any information related to CATCH disregard it.
CATCH does not conduct recruitment using external consultants, do not be duped with promises that you will get placement at our organization. When we recruit students for attachment we do not require any form of payment from students as it is our mandate to advance students careers through work related learning.
As of to date we are not recruiting students for work related learning!
22 April 2021
CATCH (Care At The Core of Humanity) is in solidarity with World Social Workers day. CATCH offers a socio-legal model which is harnessed by legal practitioners and social workers. Being the face of children’s rights, social workers play a pivotal role as child guardian’s in ensuring that their rights and well-being are safeguarded.As CATCH (Care At The Core of Humanity) we just want to let you know that we appreciate you our social workers.#childrightschampions
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Have you been tricked before or lost money to people masquerading as lawyers, court staff or people of the law at local courts? Catch in collaboration with Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association, Legal Resources Foundation and other partners are working tirelessly to sensitize and educate communities about the existence of these people.
Many people have lost assets and money to fraudsters parading as legal practitioners at courts taking advantage of the vulnerable in need of legal aid or advice. This week remember to tune into 98.4 FM Midlands and be part of the discussion commencing from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Under the wing of the Help Desk Initiative, we are offering free legal advice and other services being administered by qualified legal practitioners.
Every five minutes a child dies from violence. Around the world a staggering 1.7 billion children experience violence every single year. In every country and culture, children are facing abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence. Violations include sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking, physical and humiliating punishment, harmful traditional practices such as early marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting and recruitment into armed forces and groups.
Every child has the right to be safe. CATCH and other partners work to ensure that violence against children is no longer tolerated. We work with children, families, communities, and societies to put in place laws, policies, and services to support children, and promote social norms and attitude changes. We work to prevent and respond to all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation, and violence affecting children.
VAGARI vemuEpworth vakaparidzirwa mashoko ari pamusoro pechirwere cheCovid-19 uye kurwisa nyaya dzemhirizhoga nesangano reCare At The Core of Humanity (CATCH).
CATCH isangano rinopa rutsigiro rwemagweta kuvana vanenge vatyora mutemo kana kuti vari mumajeri.
VaMaxwell Chambari – avo vanova muvambi weCATCH – vanoti chirongwa ichi chakauya mushure mekuona mukaha mukuru uripo muvagari vemuEpworth pakurwisa Covid-19 uye kuwanda kwemhirizhonga.
“Izvi tiri kuzviita pasi pechirongwa chatinodaidza kuti ‘Safe and Inclusive Cities Initiative’ mushure mekunge vakumbira kuti tiite zvirongwa zvekurwisa cheCovid-19 munzvimbo iyi, zvose nemhirizhonga. Takatenderera tichikusha mashoko echenjedzo nenyaya mbiri idzi, kunyanya tichikurudzira kuti vanhu vadzimhan’are kumapurisa pane kunyarara.
“Mhirizhonga hadzingobati madzimai bedzi saka tinokurudzira varume kuti vasafire mumwoyo, asi kuti vabatsirwe nenguva,” vanodaro.
Vanoti kazhinji varume vanozongoonekwa vazvisungirira zvichitevera kushungurudzika nemhirizhonga kwenguva refu vasingabude pachena.
Mukuparidza mashoko aya, sangano iri rakabatsirana nebandiko remapurisa reVictim Friendly Unit (VFU), chikamu cheSocial Welfare, bazi rinoona nezvemadzimai nePlan International.
“Kuburikidza nemakambani aya, takadzidza kuti vagari vemuEpworth vazhinji havasi kutevedza mirawu yakatarwa nesangano reWorld Health Organisation (WHO) pakudzivirira Covid-19. Vabereki nevana tinovaona vasina kupfeka mamasiki uye vanofarira kuungana zvinova zvakati siyanei nepatakaenda kuChitungwiza uko takaona vazhinji vachiratidza kutevedza izvi.
“KuEpworth vanhu vacho havana hanya nemamasiki zvisinei nekuti mapurisa ataive nawo ayo ainge akapfeka yunifomu aivakomekedza.”
VaChambari vanoti pahurukuro dzavakaita nemapurisa eko, vakadzidza kuti Epworth ine kamba imwe chete yemapurisa zvisinei nekuti kunoparwa mhosva dzakawanda.
“Zvakaonekwazve kuti munguva ino ye’lockdown’, mapurisa ekuEpworth ari kutambira nyaya mbiri pazuva dzechibharo nokudaro tinotarisira kuti zvirongwa zvatakaita zvichaunza shanduko kuvapari vemhosva nekupawo veruzhinji chenjedzo,” vanodaro.
VaShingirai Paungano, vanova district officer kuDepartment of Social Welfare, vanoti vana vanoda chengetedzo yakasimba munguva ino.
“Ino inguva yakaoma zvikuru kuvana sezvo vasiri kuenda kuchikoro vachiswera mudzimba munova imo mune vanovambunyikidza. Kazhinji tinotambira nyaya dzevana vanombunyikidzwa nevanhu vehukama, zvikuru vari munharaunda dzavanogara. Vabereki ngatirambei tichitsigira vana munyaya dzedzidzo nekuvapa tarisiro yekuti rimwe remazuva vachazodzokera kuchikoro pane kuvashandisa mabasa akaomarara.
“Tinoona vana vakawanda vari kuswera kuzvibhorani nekumisika zvinopa mikana yekuti vambunyikidzwe nenzira dzechibharo, kurohwa kana kutukwa,” vanodaro.
Vanoshora tsika yevamwe vabereki avo vari kurara mumba mumwe chete nevana vavo vachiti zvinokonzera kuti vana vazoita zvepabonde.
Are you aware of the current situation in prisons due to COVID-19? If you are interested in knowing more, make sure to join us as we discuss the situation with experts from different organizations working together with prison services.
Remember the date and join the discussion.!!!