ProBono.Org participated in the annual Human Rights Festival at Constitution Hill from 21 to 24 March 2024. Our team was invited to share a stall with the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and Norton Rose Fulbright. The advocates and candidate attorneys from Norton Rose Fulbright joined by the interns from ProBono.Org spent the three days explaining the services they provide through ProBono.Org to the community members and visitors and reiterated their common purpose of making legal assistance accessible to all.

Children’s Project – Dialogue on Sexting

On 23 March 2024, ProBono. Org in collaboration with Media Monitoring Africa (Web Rangers), the Johannesburg Central Education District, the Gauteng Department of Social Development and the Teddy Bear Clinic facilitated a dialogue on
sexting and the consequences that these internet grooming acts have on the lives of children. This discussion was meant to inform parents, teachers and community members of the dangers of the content consumed on social media and how it affects the lives of innocent children. They highlighted the challenges faced physically, mentally and psychologically.

The panellists reiterated the importance of these conversations for parents and teachers so that they are in a” “position to protect children, especially girl children because they are the ones facing the stigma if a pregnancy occurs. They further discussed the rights that children have. Mrs. Daphne Naidoo from the Department of Social Development discussed the rights (with limitations) regarding access to contraceptives, access to facilities for termination of pregnancy and for child maintenance.

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