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CHILDREN and COVID-19 advocacy briefs
Thu, 19 Aug 2021 - 18:45

The Children’s Institute (CI)  has developed a series of advocacy that document the impact of the pandemic on children and children’s services, and identify opportunities to strengthen systems, improve outcomes and better support children in future waves and crises.

Child Gauge 2020 LAUNCH News Wrap
Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 14:15

Delegates from across the globe attended the virtual launch of the South African Child Gauge 2020 on 18 February 2021. 
Follow all the news here.

First Lady Dr Tshepo Motsepe addresses launch of the South African Child Gauge 2020
Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 12:45

South Africa's first lady Dr Motsepe delivers the opening address at the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2020.

Daily Maverick Op-Ed
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 10:30

On 15 February, the Daily Maverick published an op-ed written by Chantell Witten, Julian May and Lori Lake (editors of the South African Child Gauge 2020).

Read the full article here.

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End this heartbreaking cycle of violence against children
Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 12:30
Abused kids can become abusers, and the rate of child murders in SA is double the global average
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Covid-19 relief grant misses the mark for children
Tue, 24 Nov 2020 - 12:30
More than seven million caregivers and 13 million children have been plunged deeper into poverty as payouts of the R500 caregiver grant top-up ended in October.
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Webinar finds more resources needed in fight against gender-based violence
Wed, 07 Oct 2020 - 19:15

Resources should be allocated towards ensuring policy and legislation tailored for the protection of women and children and fighting against gender-based violence.

Mental health ‘cannot be ignored’ when addressing violence against women and children
Fri, 18 Sep 2020 - 15:45

Emerging research on violence against women and children finds that mental illness is common in women who’ve experienced intimate partner violence as well as men who’ve experienced childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse.

Don't forget the children in this Covid-19 storm
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 - 13:30

Current evidence from across the world indicates that children have largely been spared the severe illness and mortality affecting adults as a result of Covid-19. Yet, there are growing concerns that children are bearing the brunt of this pandemic.

Include children's voice's on issues that concern them
Sun, 07 Jun 2020 - 13:15

As South Africa marks Child Protection Week, we should focus attention on issues of child protection and safety. Children face two pandemics, sexual violence and Covid-19, and remain excluded from national conversations. We do not know what is happening to them.

Our Covid-19 strategy must include measures to reduce violence against women and children
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 - 07:30

The Covid-19 pandemic is having far reaching and devasting human, social and economic  effects across the globe. Many countries have imposed lockdown measures, confining people  to their homes to curb the spread of the virus and reduce the loss of lives. Potentially, creating the perfect storm for the surge of another pandemic – violence against women and children.

Coalition calls on Cabinet to reconsider relief grants allocation
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 - 18:00

A submission was made to the Ministers of Finance; Social Development; and Women, Youth and People with Disabilities on the social grant component of the disaster relief package. The submission, signed by a coalition of socio-economic experts, economists and prominent NGOs, calls on Cabinet to “reconsider the manner in which the allocation of social relief grants will occur, bearing in mind the necessity of an urgent pro-poor response that protects children, the unemployed, and the informal sector