Delegates from across the globe attended the virtual launch of the South African Child Gauge 2020 on 18 February 2021.
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South Africa's first lady Dr Motsepe delivers the opening address at the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2020.
The CI invites applications from postgraduate students to provide research assistance with a literature review in relation to services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) and child abuse.
The CI invites applications from postgraduate students to provide research assistance with a policy review in relation to gender-based violence and femicide and violence against children.
Resources should be allocated towards ensuring policy and legislation tailored for the protection of women and children and fighting against gender-based violence.
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.
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.
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.
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.