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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).
Video Series: Seminar on "Violence in the Lives of Children in SA"
Watch highlights from the seminar co-hosted by the Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) at the University of Johannesburg, the DST-NRF Centre for Excellence in Human Development at Wits, and the UCT Children’s Institute.

             

 

 

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Sunday, 24 June 2018
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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
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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Children's Institute Annual Report 2016

"Congratulations on a fantastic year and for taking the CI to new heights!"
Prof Heather Zar (HOD, Paediatrics and Child Health)

 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:45

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