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Day 16: How to react if you are arrested

You have certain rights should you be stopped by the police. On the last of the 16 days of activism learn what to do that situation.

DAY 14: HOW TO: apply for a maintenance order

Are you or a woman you know owed maintenance money? Get empowered with our 16 days of activism guide.

Day 13: HOW TO: deal with rape

Rape cases are often struck off the roll because survivors have not kept the evidence of the crime intact. Learn the best way to report it.

Day 12: HOW TO: foster a child

Children are increasingly abandoned or neglected in South Africa. You can foster a child for just two years. Read more about the process.

Day 11: HOW TO: find a place of safety for a child

If there is a child who is being abused or neglected you can take steps to put them in place of safety.

Day 10: HOW TO: apply for a foster child grant

Foster care is a wonderful way to help children in dire straits, if you can't commit to adoption. Find out how you can do it here.

Day 9: HOW TO: get education for any child

Did you know that no child in South Africa can be denied schooling? Find out more.

Day 8: HOW TO: adopt a child

Have you ever considered adopting a child? This single act could make a massive difference. Read more on what adoption entails.

Day 7: HOW TO: know your rights as a refugee

Under the constitution refugees and asylum seekers, particularly children, are afforded the same rights and protection available to citizens.

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