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Executive director of Unchain Our Children, Wayne van Onselen, was guest speaker on counter human trafficking at military police crime combatting forum (CCF)

Executive director of Unchain Our Children, Wayne van Onselen, was guest speaker on counter human trafficking at military police crime combatting forum (CCF)

Unchain Our Children’s Executive Director, Wayne van Onselen, was invited as the guest speaker by Colonel Marinda Swart, Regional Provost Marshal for the Northern MP Region at the Thaba Tshwane Military Police Crime Combatting Forum where he addressed the audience ...
Huge turnout for Golf Day - initiated by Da Ward 106 Ekurhuleni - benefitting Unchain Our Children and Teddy Bear Clinic at Reading Golf Course Alberton

Huge turnout for Golf Day – initiated by Da Ward 106 Ekurhuleni – benefitting Unchain Our Children and Teddy Bear Clinic at Reading Golf Course Alberton

Unchain Our Children’s first Golf Day, initiated by Timothy Denny, DA Councillor for Ward 106 and his excellent team, took place 6 May 2022 at Reading Golf Course in Alberton.  Local and national corporates contributed generously booking 4-balls and sponsoring ...
South Africa: Child abuse is an ‘ongoing problem’, says DA, expert blames silence by witnesses

South Africa: Child abuse is an ‘ongoing problem’, says DA, expert blames silence by witnesses

Democratic Alliance shadow education MEC Khume Ramulifho said the country was not winning the war against child abuse, calling it “an ongoing problem.” While the country celebrates child protection this week, future generations are under attack. On Monday, three suspects ...
South Africa: Human trafficking: Several areas in Gauteng identified as hotspots

South Africa: Human trafficking: Several areas in Gauteng identified as hotspots

The report reveals that human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal industry across the globe With human trafficking on the rise across the globe, several areas in Gauteng have been identified as hotspots. This is according to a report by the ...
South Africa: What Are Sexual Offence Crimes?

South Africa: What Are Sexual Offence Crimes?

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act 32 of 2007 (Sexual Offences Amendment Act or SOAA) protects any person who has experienced any of the following: Rape occurs when a person forces another to have sexual intercourse without their consent ...
USA: Authorities Find 70 Missing Children In West Texas

USA: Authorities Find 70 Missing Children In West Texas

EL PASO – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) El Paso, the Texas Department of Public Safety and numerous other federal, state and local agencies located and recovered 70 missing children as a part of a three-week operation in West Texas. “Operation ...
Alberton: The Purple Willow Launched As A Children’s Haven

Alberton: The Purple Willow Launched As A Children’s Haven

Greater Alberton areas and the South of Johannesburg will soon have a children’s safe haven for young victims of abuse. Different entities jointly introduced a crisis safe house, officially named The Purple Willow, to temporarily house young abuse victims. Based in ...
Unchain Our Children Join Community Outreach In Hercules SAPS Precint And Enjoyed Coffee With The Cops

Unchain Our Children Join Community Outreach In Hercules SAPS Precint And Enjoyed Coffee With The Cops

The purpose of the community outreach, “Coffee with the Cops”, was to strengthen ties between law enforcement and the community.  The station commander of Hercules SAPS reiterated the importance of cooperation between the community and SAPS and encouraged everyone present ...
South Africa: The Sub-Human Couple Who Tried To Torture A Baby To Death

South Africa: The Sub-Human Couple Who Tried To Torture A Baby To Death

A four-month-old boy had to be admitted to a hospital ward due to shortness of breath/breathing problems, as well as several fractures to his body. Baby M's parents will stand trial in the High Court in Pretoria later this year ...
USA: School officials arrested for ‘concealing’ sexual assault

USA: School officials arrested for ‘concealing’ sexual assault

Five employees at a private school in Texas have been arrested on felony charges after being accused of failing to report an alleged sexual assault of a student to police, a court affidavit shows. One student was also reportedly taken ...
Unchain Our Children's Intervention During Covid Lock Down Results In Family Reunification That's Still Lasting Today

Unchain Our Children’s Intervention During Covid Lock Down Results In Family Reunification That’s Still Lasting Today

Following up on cases we have completed and discovering that family reunifications last, is probably the greatest reward for Unchain Our Children. This is the happy reporting of such a case we successfully completed together with all the role players ...
Two Children Saved From Devastating Domestic Environment

Two Children Saved From Devastating Domestic Environment

Case file content reveals time and time again just how devastating drug, alcohol and prescription medication addiction, or a combination thereof, can be. Not only on the user’s life, but also on the lives of the spouse and children. Addiction ...
Twins Brought To Safety Two Years Ago Thrive In New Parents’ Care

Twins Brought To Safety Two Years Ago Thrive In New Parents’ Care

Recently we received a message that not only brightened our day, but also inspired us in our quest to rescue children from abuse: “The twins are doing so, so well!.  They are loving school and just enjoying life.  It is ...
Britain: MTN partners with Meta and others to fight online child sexual abuse

Britain: MTN partners with Meta and others to fight online child sexual abuse

MTN Group has joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), Meta, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), and Child Helpline International, with the support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to launch ...
Women don't feel safe in South African mines

Women don’t feel safe in South African mines

Although the mining industry's toxic culture is public knowledge, an explosive report from from Rio Tinto Group in February laid bare the stark truth of the problem. Women abuse in mines, from Australia to South Africa, is increasingly scrutinized by ...
3 Year Old Secured From Drug House And Brought To Safety By The Unchain Team

3 Year Old Secured From Drug House And Brought To Safety By The Unchain Team

A severely neglected 3-year-old was brought to safety early April by the UOC Team after we received an alert of drug related activities in an abandoned house occupied by ten adults.  The house, without water and electricity supply was also ...
Hope Risen Foundation

Hope Risen Foundation

HOPE HEALS Everyday we see hope & love conquer in all circumstances We believe every person has a right to freedom, and we are passionate about spreading the message of hope that can help bring about an end to slavery ...
South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (5) Nyaope

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (5) Nyaope

THE DEVASTATING DRUG OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN SLUMS First reported in Durban, Nyaope is also known as Whoonga. This addictive new and lethal drug has spread to townships and suburbia throughout South Africa. This highly toxic mix of mind-altering substances ...
South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (4) Krokodil

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (4) Krokodil

Where did Krokodil come from? Desomorphine, otherwise known by its street name, Krokodil or ‘The Zombie Drug’ is an opioid derivative of codeine. Originally, Desomorphine originally was used in Switzerland and Russia to treat severe pain, until it was made illegal ...
South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (3) Heroin

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (3) Heroin

What is heroin? Heroin is an opioid drug made from morphine, a natural substance taken from the seed pod of the various opium poppy plants grown in Southeast and Southwest Asia, Mexico, and Colombia. Heroin can be a white or ...
South Africa's 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (2) Flakka

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (2) Flakka

Flakka is also known as Bath Salts. Therefore, we will only cover Flakka and not Bath Salts. Like most things, South Africa is always one of the last places to pick up on a trend. This time however, it would ...
South Africa's 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (1) Crystal Meth

South Africa’s 5 Most Dangerous Street Drugs: (1) Crystal Meth

Crystal methamphetamine (crystal meth) is a form of smokable methamphetamine that causes a rapid and powerful high. It is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that affects the brain and central nervous system. It is one of the most widely abused illicit drugs, with ...
USA: Yakuza Boss Arrested at Manhattan Steakhouse for Alleged Rockets-for-Heroin Scheme

USA: Yakuza Boss Arrested at Manhattan Steakhouse for Alleged Rockets-for-Heroin Scheme

A Japanese organized crime kingpin conspired to broker massive deals with at least three insurgent groups in Myanmar, trading weapons—including American-made surface-to-air missiles—for heroin and meth to be sold in New York, according to a six-count complaint unsealed Thursday in Manhattan ...
Khutsong serial rapist gets eight life terms plus another 195 years behind bars

Khutsong serial rapist gets eight life terms plus another 195 years behind bars

A serial rapist from Khutsong near Carletonville was sentenced to eight life terms plus an additional 195 years behind bars. He was nabbed after the phone he had taken from one of his victims and sold to another person was ...
Obstetric violence against women has become a normalized phenomenon in South Africa

Obstetric violence against women has become a normalized phenomenon in South Africa

For many, pregnancy is known to be an honoured, celebrated and hopeful time in a woman and family’s life. For example, African traditions, such as isicwayo/ingacayi have for centuries been practiced to engage communities to sanctify and protect women during ...
Expert warns virtual police may need to patrol metaverse to stop human trafficking and sexual harrassment

Expert warns virtual police may need to patrol metaverse to stop human trafficking and sexual harrassment

Virtual police may need to patrol the metaverse to keep users safe from abuse, according to a human trafficking expert. International human trafficking expert Matthew Friedman raised his concerns about criminals exploiting virtual reality in a recent article for the ...
BEYOND THE CASE FILES – THE HUMAN ELEMENT

BEYOND THE CASE FILES – THE HUMAN ELEMENT

No Soul is Irredeemable from Destructive Patterns and Cycles.   There is a way out the chaos. A distance of ninety-three kilometres can be done in one and a half hour.  The trip with the young 16-year-old girl felt like many ...
Court appointed Grandparents as Primary Caregivers of two Siblings

Court appointed Grandparents as Primary Caregivers of two Siblings

Unchain Our Children, together with the relevant childcare agencies, worked tirelessly for almost a year to bring two siblings to the safe haven of their grandparents. The grandparents discovered, to their disappointment, the severe neglect of their grandchildren by their ...
Little Girl safely with Grandparents after severe Neglect

Little Girl safely with Grandparents after severe Neglect

This is the story of a little girl, whose mother wasn’t caring for her and she was used by the maternal grandmother to beg on the streets for food, nappies, and milk, while the child grant is used to pay ...
Two Young South African Men Missing in Vietnam - May have been Kidnapped for Organ Harvesting

Two Young South African Men Missing in Vietnam – May have been Kidnapped for Organ Harvesting

John Bothma and Mushfiq Daniels, both in their twenties and from South Africa, have been missing in Vietnam for months. Two English teachers who mysteriously disappeared abroad within weeks of each other are feared to have been kidnapped so their ...
Bolt SA offered sexual abuse victims food vouchers and month long free rides

Bolt SA offered sexual abuse victims food vouchers and month long free rides

A month of discounted rides and food vouchers is what Bolt South Africa has allegedly offered customers who reported sexual assault, abuse, robbery and attempted murder, as scores of women came on Twitter to tell of their horrific experiences while ...
Two young girls brought to safety by Unchain Our Children’s Operatives Team

Two young girls brought to safety by Unchain Our Children’s Operatives Team

A five-year-old girl and her eleven-year-old sister were brough to safety from dire domestic circumstances where they were severely neglected by the biological parents to such an extent that the older girl suffered from suicidal thoughts.  The successful operation was ...
Italy: Vatican tries to reboot priesthood amid crisis over abuses

Italy: Vatican tries to reboot priesthood amid crisis over abuses

ROME (AP) — The Vatican opened a three-day conference Thursday on rebooting the Catholic priesthood amid a drop in vocations and a credibility crisis over the “depraved" clergy sex abuse and cover-up scandal. The conference's organizer, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, said ...
South Africa: Activists seek justice for 'child sex abuse victims' of advocate, co-accused

South Africa: Activists seek justice for ‘child sex abuse victims’ of advocate, co-accused

Women & Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) hopes the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will ensure that children allegedly sexually abused by a senior Johannesburg advocate, who died this week, and his co-accused get justice. Paul Kennedy was found dead at ...
Two arrested after Gauteng woman ‘trafficked’ by man she met on social media

Two arrested after Gauteng woman ‘trafficked’ by man she met on social media

The Hawks have come to the rescue of a Gauteng woman who was allegedly trafficked by a man she met on social media. Hawks spokesperson W/O Bonnie Nxumalo said the woman from Thembisa was allegedly lured to Cape Town under ...
Human trafficking syndicate bust in Jo'burg, 10 Bangladeshis freed

Human trafficking syndicate bust in Jo’burg, 10 Bangladeshis freed

A Pakistani national, allegedly behind a transnational human trafficking syndicate operating between SA and several Asian countries, has been arrested and 10 Bangladeshi nationals rescued in a raid in downtown Johannesburg. For a month, detectives from the serious organised crime ...
Young Mother Reunited With Her Children

Young Mother Reunited With Her Children

Hardly ever did humanity experienced such devastation as it experienced during 2020 and 2021. The havoc and devastation were not limited to the effects of the Covid pandemic alone. Many single mothers lost their jobs, their homes and had to ...
USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Guilty

USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Guilty

Ghislaine Maxwell, a former confidante of sex trafficker and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, has been found guilty on five of six counts linked to helping the late financier groom and recruit teenage girls for abuse. The British socialite was convicted ...
USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Jury of six men and six women in Ghislaine Maxwell trial ends second day of deliberation with no verdict

USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Jury of six men and six women in Ghislaine Maxwell trial ends second day of deliberation with no verdict

Jurors in the Ghislaine Maxwell case did not reach a verdict after their second day of deliberation - but they appeared to be zeroing on two accusers. The jury of six men and six women deliberated for the whole day ...
USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Closing Arguments

USA: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial: Closing Arguments

Prosecution Prosecutors says similar stories show accusers are credible AUSA Moe told the jury they can believe the accusers’ testimony because each of their accounts bear striking similarity to each other. Both “Jane” and Carolyn described Epstein using sex toys and ...