Challenging the Children's Amendment Bill 2020.

Challenging the Children's Amendment Bill 2020.

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Debbie Wybrow started this petition to Mr Cyril Ramaphosa (President of South Africa) and

Thank you helping block the passage of the 2019 Bill.
 
Frighteningly, it has been revived as CAB2020 (Children's Amendment Bill 2020).

Parliament has accepted the 2019 guiding Policy as final. Written comment on CAB2020 closed last week.
 
Public outrage on behalf of children is one of the last avenues left to uphold South Africa’s reputation for constitutional excellence.
 
WE CANNOT CONCRETISE LAW THAT FAILS CHILDREN.
 
Attached submissions show how CAB2020 and Policy 2019:-

  • Erode the child’s constitutional and human right to family
  • Fail to recognise that every child should be loved, nurtured and parented
  • Deliberately promote the rights of others - and put those of the child second
  • Fail to protect the child, particularly against violence and abuse, institutionalisation and abandonment
  • Ignore the time frame of the child which should be critical in decision-making

“Unification” (finding homes for ALL parentless children as global citizens by promoting permanency within their time frame, including through adoption and starting in South Africa) has been drowned out by anti-adoption and pro-reunification rhetoric (without checks and balances to protect children). Instead, the prism of nationalism objectifies children and regards them as commodities, whilst anyone with a non-South African element or who is “different” is xenophobically discriminated against.
 
Click here to see full submissions.

Please sign this petition demanding that the whole of CAB2020 and its underlying Policy 2019 be withdrawn. If you have signed before, SIGN AGAIN – we will count signatures and submit all those from today forward.

Debbie Wybrow

Somerset West, South Africa

Practising Attorney: Wybrow-Oliver Attorneys

The Bayakhanya Foundation

Founding Director: Wandisa™ Child Protection & Adoption Specialists

wyboli@icon.co.za or bayakhanyafoundation@gmail.com

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