ABOUT PSDS

Partners for Sustainable Develop Solutions (PSDS) is a non-profit organisation based in South Africa with operations in Southern Africa with a goal to collaboratively develop transformative, innovative, and holistic solutions to issues of child labour and, abuse, exploitation, and violence of women and children.

We are an organisation that embraces innovation and creativity and seeks to develop tools to respond to various humanitarian, development, and protection situations. We are guided by the attitude of continuous learning and research which helps us to grow and stay abreast of many development issues.

VISION

PSDS is a non-profit organisation based in South Africa. Our goal is to collaboratively develop transformative, innovative, and holistic solutions to issues of child labour and, abuse, exploitation, and violence against women and children.

MISSION

Our mission is to be a growing catalyst for eliminating abuse against women and children by advancing durable and transformative changes that strengthen and diversify household economies and opportunities.

PURPOSE

We specialise in community development, training, and support. Our core competencies are in psycho-social support, project development, implementation and research,  innovating technology and tools  for positive change.

PRIMARY FOCUS

  •  The lives and rights of women and children are tightly knit. Women and children share a lived experience early on.
  • Globally, the women’s movement and the agenda for children have been on parallel– and sometimes competing – tracks (for e.g., CEDAW was adopted in 1979, yet CRC was adopted in 1989). The downside is that it hindered the design of programmes for young children that were supportive of the economic and social participation of women in a broad range of activities, and vice versa.
  • It is true that a woman’s health and social and economic status – even before a child is born – is directly related to a child’s prospects for survival and development.
  • Women are also primary caregivers of children, and resources put in their hands are more likely to be used to benefit children than those given to men.
  • Abuse of women’s rights is thus detrimental not only to women themselves, but also to the next generation. If the rights of women and children are considered together, they can reinforce each other and accelerate social progress.
  • Women and women produce the feed, fibre and food that we consume and use.
  • Realising the rights of women and children in these supply chains requires the right combination of policies, public investments and private sector engagement.
  • Protecting the rights of women is important in itself. But it also leads to immense benefits for their children.
  • Women and children also produce the feed, fibre and food that we use every day.

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