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24/06/2014 – Lack of opportunity for employment biggest challenge facing youth

ACDP Parliament Youth Day: 20 Years of Democracy: Together Advancing Youth Development & Empowerment Speech by Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip Lack of opportunity for employment biggest challenge facing youth Youth in South Africa consist of young women and young men, between the ages of 14 and 35 – most of them going through dramatic […]

 
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29/05/2014 – ACDP queries legal position regarding sex shop opposite Parliament

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip ACDP queries legal position regarding sex shop opposite Parliament The ACDP will request Parliament to seek legal advice as to whether or not there is anything that can be done to oppose the opening of a sex shop (Adult World) in Plein Street, opposite Parliament. The same store, […]

 
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12/03/2014 – ACDP KZN Manifesto Launch: ACDP targets five key aspects in KwaZulu-Natal

ACDP KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Leader: Jo-Ann Downs (MPL) ACDP-KZN Manifesto Launch   ACDP targets five key aspects in KwaZulu-Natal   South Africa is fast approaching a tipping point, heading towards a crisis of poverty and inequality. A hope for a great future means the possibility of all South Africans achieving a decent standard of […]

 
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26/02/2014 – ACDP does not approve laws providing for imprisonment for homosexuals – government has no jurisdiction to interfere in people’s private lives

ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley, ACDP MP and Whip ACDP does not approve laws providing for imprisonment for homosexuals – government has no jurisdiction to interfere in people’s private lives ACDP respects rights and freedoms of all people Says no people should be subjected to discrimination or violence on any ground including sexual orientation […]

 
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26/02/2014 – ACDP welcomes Parliament’s STI/Condom Awareness Week

ACDP welcomes Parliament’s STI/Condom Awareness Week stresses importance of encouraging young people to delay sexual activity as long as possible  calls on MEC’s for Social Development and Health to strengthen partnerships to provide community access to programmes on STI’s and available support The ACDP today welcomed Parliament’s STI/Condom Awareness Week to provide employees with knowledge about sexually transmitted […]

 
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20/01/2014 – ACDP Youth Foundation says teen girls are becoming the “disadvantaged” of the future.

ACDP Youth Foundation Sarah Downs Secretary-General   ACDP Youth Foundation says teen girls are becoming the “disadvantaged” of the future.   The ACDP has raised concern over the school pregnancy rates over a number of years. In 2011, ACDP was extremely concerned about the 2062 girls (Ordinary Schools Report), in lower grades, that were pregnant. […]

 
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02/12/2013 – ACDP encourages nation to get tested for HIV and TB

ACDP Parliament Media Statement Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip   ACDP encourages nation to get tested for HIV and TB   ACDP Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, today encouraged the nation to know their status and get tested for HIV and also be screened for TB even though they do not regard themselves as being […]

 
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22/10/2013 – ACDP supports efforts to encourage the nation to know their status

ACDP Parliament Response to statement by the Minister of Health on HIV/AIDS & TB By Cheryllyn Dudley, MP and Whip   ACDP supports efforts to encourage nation to know their status · responsible citizens have a duty to know their status · testing must become regular practice of the majority to remove concern for what […]

 
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23/10/2012 – Legalizing prostitution did not help Germany says ACDP

ACDP Women of Destiny Dr Lydia Meshoe, GP MPL, WoD President   Legalizing prostitution did not help Germany says ACDP   “Legalizing prostitution did not help Germany,” said the National President of the ACDP’s Women of Destiny Dr Lydia Meshoe (MPL) today. She was responding to President’s Zuma’s recent comments about decriminalization of prostitution remaining […]

 
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11/07/2013 – ACDP saddened by 30 infant deaths in Durban region, concerned about sanitation

Attention News Editor: ACDP saddened by 30 infant deaths in Durban region, concerned about sanitation The ACDP is deeply saddened by the deaths of 30 infants over the last two months due to a diarrhea outbreak in the surrounding rural area’s surrounding Durban. MPL and ACDP Chairman, Jo-Ann Downs, sends condolances to the grieving families […]

 
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29/05/2013 – ACDP proposes minimum requirements to govern initiation schools

ACDP PARLIAMENT Debate in terms of rule 103: The tragic deaths of initiates in Mpumalanga (Dr M S Motshekga) Speech by Rev KRJ Meshoe, MP ACDP proposes minimum requirements to govern initiation schools · believes observance and practice of cultures should not be harmful nor threaten the security of any person “Honourable Speaker, On behalf […]

 
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13/05/2013 – ACDPYF in KZN calls for clarity and alternate strategies following funding cuts for HIV/Aids from PEPFAR

African Christian Democratic Party Youth Foundation – KZN MEDIA RELEASE 13 May 2013 The African Christian Democratic Party Youth Foundation (ACDP-YF) is concerned about reports of funding cuts from the US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), whereby, funds will be halved over the next 5 years[1]. These funds cover a large scope of […]

 
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08/12/2012 – Rape, abduction and trafficking must not be disguised as a customary practice

Rape, abduction and trafficking must not be disguised as a customary practice ACDP concerned about new perversions Ukuthwala customs KwaZulu-Natal, December 7, 2012 – The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has identified a new trend – the perversion and twisting of the customary practice of Ukhuthwala – as an issue that needs to be addressed. This […]

 
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06/12/2012 – No justification for corrective rape – ACDP

December 6, 2012

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No justification for corrective rape – ACDP Johannesburg, December 4th, 2012 –The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has voiced its concern at the growing incidences of corrective rape – particularly those perpetrated by young school children. “The term corrective rape is a misnomer – no rape is ever justified,” said Jo Ann Downs, ACDP MPL […]

 
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03/12/2012 – Interventions to empower women could reduce domestic abuse, says ACDP

Interventions to empower women could reduce domestic abuse, says ACDP KwaZulu-Natal, December 3, 2012 – The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) today called on government to prioritise the empowerment of women as a means of reducing domestic abuse. As part of its Vikiela (isiZulu: Protect) campaign, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has identified domestic […]

 
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02/12/12 – ACDP says SA women did not beat apartheid to sell their bodies for a living

ACDP says SA women did not beat apartheid to sell their bodies for a living Johannesburg, December 2, 2012 – “South African women did not beat apartheid to sell their bodies for a living,” said Dr Lydia Meshoe, MPL and Gauteng leader of the African Christian Deomcratic Party (ACDP), today. “Prostitution is a practice […]

 
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01/12/12 – World AIDS Day a time to make rape victims aware of available treatment, says ACDP

World AIDS Day a time to make rape victims aware of available treatment, says ACDP   KwaZulu-Natal, December 1, 2012 – On World AIDS Day the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) would like to remind South Africans how far we have come in terms of addressing HIV/AIDS, but also highlight where the country is falling […]

 
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29/11/2012 – High levels of rape and violence at schools blights our children’s futures, says ACDP

High levels of rape and violence at schools blights our children’s futures, says ACDP November 28, 2012 – The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has raised concern about the growing incidence of rape and violence in schools, in particular the resulting high pregnancy rate of school girls as young as nine years old.   The […]

 
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26/11/2012 – Half a Million of SA’s children are abused each year – ACDP

HALF A MILLION OF SA’S CHILDREN ARE ABUSED EACH YEAR – ACDP KwaZulu-Natal, November 26, 2012 – An estimated 500 000 children fall victim to sexual crimes in South Africa each year. This is shocking number requiring urgent intervention says the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP). The party calls on all South Africans to […]

 
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27/09/2012 – ACDP says Children are not sufficiently prioritised in our health care system and facilities

ACDP Parliament Media Release Cheryllyn Dudley MP 27 September 2012 ACDP says Children are not sufficiently prioritised in our health care system and facilities · “Unintended consequences could sabotage efforts to radically turn the public health sector around” · “When people live in poverty and lack basic services the health of women & […]

 
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