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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.
Children's Institute PhD Fellow Wins First RAPCAN Doctoral Scholarship
Hendricks is the first awardee of the new scholarship and will be funded for three years to conduct a study in “The Intergenerational Impact of Child Sexual Abuse among Mothers in South Africa.”
Letter to the President: "Make Ending Violence Against Children a Priority"
Children's Institute joined forces with several academic and civil society stakeholders to call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to make ending violence against women and children a top priority for his new Cabinet.
Children's Institute Hosts Media Workshop
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.
The African Regional Child Trauma Conference
This conference aims to gather people who are committed to changing the landscape of child protection in Africa.

             

 

 

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Monday, 26 August 2019
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:
Tue, 29 May 2018 - 00:15
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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:
Tue, 20 Mar 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:
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 - 17:00
Job Opening: Research Officer at the Children's Institute

The Children's Institute seeks to appoint a full-time Research Officer (lecturer level) on academic conditions of service with strong quantitative skills and experience in applied research.

Publication Date:
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 - 11:30

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