The Children’s Institute ANNUAL REPORT 2020
The past year has been like none other. It has been marked by economic and social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic with devastating effects on millions of South African children and their families. We needed to adapt our programme of work...
Children have mostly been spared from severe infection, but they are likely to carry the costs of the COVID-19 pandemic for years to come….
The Children’s Institute conducted a scoping review to develop an in-depth understanding of the links between violence against women and children in the Global South. This review highlights the intersecting pathways between VAC and VAW.
South African Child Gauge 2020: Food and nutrition security
NOW LIVE This 15th annual review of the situation of the country’s children draws attention to the slow violence of child malnutrition and identifies critical points for intervention across the life course.
Children experience various forms of violence
A resource tool for reporters, researchers, and academics with information on Violence Against Children.
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Friday, 28 January 2022
Appointment of convicted sex offender as mayor condemned

Civil society and children united in their condemnation of the appointment of convicted sex offender as Kannaland Mayor.

Publication Date:
Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 19:00
CHILDREN and COVID-19 advocacy briefs

The Children’s Institute (CI)  has developed a series of advocacy that document the impact of the pandemic on children and children’s services, and identify opportunities to strengthen systems, improve outcomes and better support children in future waves and crises.

Publication Date:
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 18:45
Daily Maverick Op-Ed

On 15 February, the Daily Maverick published an op-ed written by Chantell Witten, Julian May and Lori Lake (editors of the South African Child Gauge 2020).

Read the full article here.

Publication Date:
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 10:30
Our Covid-19 strategy must include measures to reduce violence against women and children

The Covid-19 pandemic is having far reaching and devasting human, social and economic  effects across the globe. Many countries have imposed lockdown measures, confining people  to their homes to curb the spread of the virus and reduce the loss of lives. Potentially, creating the perfect storm for the surge of another pandemic – violence against women and children.

Publication Date:
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 07:30