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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.
Children's Institute Hosts Media Workshop
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.
The African Regional Child Trauma Conference
This conference aims to gather people who are committed to changing the landscape of child protection in Africa.
PII and SALDRU Host the Cape Town Launch of Child Gauge
As part of the Poverty and Inequality Initiative's monthly seminar series, the PII and the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit hosted the Cape Town launch of the South African Child Gauge 2018 in partnership with the Children's...
Children, Families and the State: Collaboration and Contestation
The thirteenth issue of the South African Child Gauge® focuses on children in relation to families and the state, both of which are central to providing for children and supporting their development.

             

 

 

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Monday, 17 June 2019
Ending violence against children should be a top priority for President Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet

RONDEBOSCH, CAPE TOWN, 3 June 2019—Yesterday marked the start of child protection week. Over the next few days NGOs, researchers and citizens will be called on to end violence against children. It is just as important that there is a commitment from the highest level of government to protect South Africa’s children.

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Mon, 03 Jun 2019 - 03:15
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. 

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Wed, 29 May 2019 - 10:30
Regressive and deeply flawed, the Children’s Amendment Bill is rushed to the new Parliament

One of the first tasks of South Africa’s Sixth Parliament will be to determine the fate of the Children’s Amendment Bill. Despite content and process errors that could expose vulnerable children to harm and increase the burden on overworked social workers and discrepancies with both the National Child Care and Protection Policy and government’s strategy for early childhood development, the bill has been rushed to Parliament. So why the indecent haste?

Publication Date:
Wed, 29 May 2019 - 09:00
Children's Institute Co-hosts Seminar on International Poverty Study

The Children’s Institute and The Poverty and Inequality Initiative co-hosted a special seminar on the main findings and policy recommendations of a book published by Policy Press in the UK: Tracing the Consequences of Child Poverty: Evidence from the Young Lives study in Cape Town 10 April 2019.

Emeritus Associate Professor Andy Dawes and Professor Colin Tredoux, both from UCT’s Department of Psychology, co-authored the book alongside the University of Oxford’s Professor Jo Boyden and Dr Paul Dornan. Boyden is the director of Young Lives, the study on which Tracing the Consequences is based.

Publication Date:
Thu, 11 Apr 2019 - 12:15

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