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Violence Against Children Should be a Priority
Mr. President, are you listening? Women and children are typically raped and murdered by someone they know, and their screams continue to go unheard. We will not hear them during the moments of silence, but the public outcry is deafening.
Conflict leaves children traumatised, anxious – for life
Trauma as a result of violence and adverse experiences in childhood is linked to a wide range of outcomes and it's critical to intervene early in these cases, said the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Shanaaz Mathews in her keynote address...
She is changing the world. Her name is Prof Shanaaz Mathews
Mathews' work on the Child Death Review was showcased in an IOL series featuring #womenchangingtheworld.
Children's Institute PhD Fellow Wins First RAPCAN Doctoral Scholarship
Hendricks is the first awardee of the new scholarship and will be funded for three years to conduct a study in “The Intergenerational Impact of Child Sexual Abuse among Mothers in South Africa.”
Letter to the President: "Make Ending Violence Against Children a Priority"
Children's Institute joined forces with several academic and civil society stakeholders to call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to make ending violence against women and children a top priority for his new Cabinet.

             

 

 

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Monday, 16 September 2019
Mr. President, are you listening? Ending violence against children should be a top priority

In June, the Children's Institute, as part of a group of concerned academics and civil society leaders wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa urging him to make violence against women and violence against children in ALL it's forms a top priority for his new cabinet. The president's office sent us a lacklustre response that same month. 

Publication Date:
Thu, 05 Sep 2019 - 15:45
Conflict leaves children traumatised, anxious – for life

In Africa 14.5% of children under the age of 16 are suffering from the effects of violence – both collective and interpersonal violence – resulting in long-term trauma. In the Western Cape the prevalence is 17%, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affecting 8% of under-16s and generalised anxiety disorder affecting 11%.

Publication Date:
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 - 10:00
Children's Institute PhD Fellow Wins First RAPCAN Doctoral Scholarship

Congratulations to Natasha Hendricks, a PhD fellow based at the Children’s Institute, for being selected as a recipient of the Resources and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN) Legacy Doctoral scholarship in July 2019.

Publication Date:
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 00:15
Children's Institute Hosts Media Workshop on Ethically Reporting on Violence Against Children

WOODSTOCK, CAPE TOWN, 22 May 2019— The Children's Institute and Media Monitoring Africa hosted 21 journalists at a media training workshop on Ethically Reporting on Violence Against Children in Cape Town 22 May 2019. The workshop was intended as a hands-on, practical training to empower reporters who cover stories and cases involving children with knowledge and skills in children's rights, ethics and the law surrounding children. 

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 May 2019 - 10:30

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