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Petition to increase Child Support Grant
This measure is critical to mitigate the impact on children and families of the lockdown and the current and future economic shocks created by COVID-19.
RESOURCES ON COVID-19
Resources on COVID-19 for Children's Sector Professionals
Putting children at the heart of the health care system
The South African Child Gauge 2019 evaluates recent progress, identifies emerging challenges and calls for the prioritisation of child and adolescent health
Children experience various forms of violence
REPORTERS' RESOURCES ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN
A resource tool for reporters, researchers, and academics with information on Violence Against Children.
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.

             

 

 

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Thursday, 9 April 2020
We already know how boys become violent men

We don’t need more research, we need action. Some of what must be done is already outlined in South African laws and policies. The Children’s Act, for instance, makes violence prevention interventions mandatory.

Publication Date:
Wed, 25 Sep 2019 - 12:45
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

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