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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.
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.
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Monday, 25 May 2020
Cover of Child Gauge 2019
South African Gauge 2019: Child and adolescent health

The South African Child Gauge 2019 calls for the prioritisation of child and adolescent health in order to disrupt the intergenerational cycles of poverty and violence, and ensure that all of South Africa's children are able to thrive.

Publication Date:
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 - 13:30
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

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