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ConCourt: "Reasonable Chastisement" Unconstitutional
It's a unanimous judgment and the court is of the view that there are effective ways to discipline children without the use of #corporalpunishment.
Latest Review Shows ECD Sector Continues to Lag Behind
The South African Early Childhood Review provides us with rich data on child development and shows us that in the main we have some progress, however there are some areas where we have made little or no progress.
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.

             

 

 

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019
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
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

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