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Attend Upcoming Child Rights Course
Attend the accredited five-day short course on Child Rights and Child Law for Health and Allied Professionals, running from 3 – 7 December 2018, that will provide you with all the tools you need to be a child rights champion in your health facility.
CI Releases Physical Punishment Policy Brief
This policy brief discusses the prevalence of physical punishment in South Africa, its effects on children and the links between physical punishment and intimate partner violence.
Podcasts: Listen to Our Researchers Share Findings on VAC
We've compiled a list of interviews done by our researchers during #ChildProtectionWeek2018 which truly captures the extent to which South Africa's children are exposed to violence at home and in school and the long-term effects thereof.
Children's Institute: Physical Abuse of Children Proving Costly for SA
Many South African children have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse before they turn 18. While reports of child sexual abuse usually engender moral outrage, physical abuse of children goes largely unnoticed . . .
Programme of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Children
The Department of Social Development has scheduled consultations to inform the development of the next national programme of action to eliminate violence against women and children (NPOA).

             

 

 

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Thursday, 19 July 2018
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
South Africa Must Focus on its Kids to Meet UN Development Goals Targets

There are still 12 years to go before the UN sustainable development goals are finalised. For South Africa to meet the targets it must focus on providing evidence-based programmes for the most vulnerable and accelerate access to essential services. 

Our overall evaluation is that South Africa has made significant progress with some targets. But it’s still lagging far behind with others.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 13:15
Physical Abuse of Children Proving Costly for South Africa

Many South African children have experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse before they turn 18. While reports of child sexual abuse usually engender moral outrage, physical abuse of children goes largely unnoticed, particularly when such abuse occurs in the home and is seen as ‘discipline’. As we approach this year’s Child Protection Week, it is critical to recognise the mounting social and economic costs of physical abuse of children to the country.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 00:15
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Left Behind: The Realisation of Children’s Rights Undercut by Violence

"Where fundamental human rights are violated, we as a society need to stand up particularly when the rights violation affects the most vulnerable members of our society." CI's Stefanie Röhrs writes about how violence against children is undermining the realisation of their human rights.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 12:00
 Review of Research Evidence on Child Poverty in SA
Review of Research Evidence on Child Poverty in South Africa

This review presents research evidence on child poverty in South Africa. It includes discussions on key concepts used in child poverty research, quantitative studies about child poverty in South Africa, and some of the keys issues around children and inequality. It also highlights some of the key studies that have focused on the Child Support Grant, an important poverty alleviation tool.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 17:00

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