Wednesday, February 11, 2009

11 February - Gender

In today's show we spoke to Ad̩le Grosse Рfrom InTouch Parenting. We were talking about the Proud Parent Skills Development Programme. InTouch Parenting is a community service that is there to inform, enable and encourage parents to create a safer and more incorporated and non-violent society. They aim to bridge the gap between youth and their parents. For more information about the Proud Parent Skills Development Programme you can contact their offices on (021) 447 8302 or go to www.intouchparenting.co.za

Mauritz – from Men Understanding Respect and Love or MURAL was also part of the show. This is a support group for abusers; it consists of those who have stopped and those who are trying to stop physical, emotional, verbal, financial and/or sexual abuse of their partners. Their motto is men can and do change. Mauritz explained more on how they encourage abusers to seek help. If you would like any information about MURAL, you can visit their website www.muralhelp.co.za or contact him on o82 828 1287 or Bearnard O' Riain (Founder) on 082 342 2864.

We heard from Collette Solomons – Deputy Director of Women on Farms. This is a non-governmental organisation that works with women who are involved with commercial agriculture, mainly in the Western Cape. The project was started as an initiative aimed at meeting the specialised needs of women who live and work on farms. If you would like to find out more, you can call them on (021) 887 2960 or visit www.wfp.org.za

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