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Children's Rights

South Africa's periodic Country Report on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - Reporting period: January 1998 - April 2013
2014 - The Government of SA submitted the combined 2nd, 3rd and 4th Periodic State Report in accordance with article 44 of the UN CRC.

South Africa's initial Country Report on the Optional Protocol on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography - Reporting period June 2003 - April 2013
2014 - The initial report to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child Prohibiting the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Pornography was submitted to the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

South Africa's initial Country Report on the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child - Reporting period: January 2000 - April 2013
2014 - This is the State's Initial Report on measures taken between 2000 and 2013 in furtherance of its obligations under the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Children.

Poster: Children's literacy rights
2015 - The Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign launched a special children’s literacy rights poster to assert and affirm for children what they need to become inspired and competent readers and writers.

2015 Advocacy Wall Calendar for South Africa
2015 - This Child Rights Advocacy Wall Calendar highlights key international days with a strong emphasis on days established through UN's General Assembly's Resolution and key national days for 2015 as established by the Government of South Africa.

Advocacy Calendar for South Africa
2015 - This Advocacy Calendar highlights key international days with a strong emphasis on days established through UN's General Assembly's Resolution and key national days for 2015 as established by the Government of South Africa.

South African Child Gauge 2014
2014 - This flagship publication provides an annual snapshot of the status of children in South Africa. The 2014 issue focuses on the theme 'Preventing violence against children - breaking the intergenerational cycle'

Poster: My rights = your rights
2014 - On this child-friendly poster, you can learn about some of your rights.

Poverty traps and social exclusion among children in South Africa
2014 - Children are more prone to becoming trapped in poverty and therefore the most logical site for successful poverty-ending intervention. The report seeks to explore the kind of intervention that would be necessary to bring this about.

Child Rights: Key international treaties in the promotion, protection and fulfillment of children's rights
2014 - A compendium of the key international treaties that need to be considered in the promotion and fulfillment of children's rights for child rights advocates, scholars and policy makers.

South African Child Gauge 2013: Child Friendly Summary
2014 - This is the third child friendly summary of the Gauge and is an important part of ensuring that children's civil right to access to information is respected by making information accessible and available to them.

General Comments of the Committee on the Rights of the Child: A Compendium for child rights advocates, scholars and policy makers
2014 - This booklet is a compilation of the Committee on the Rights of the Child's seventeen (17) General Comments as published on the Committee's website.

National Plan of Action for Children in South Africa 2012 - 2017
2012 - A comprehensive overarching plan that brings together government's obligations in the realisation of the rights of children in South Africa.

National Plan of Action for Children in South Africa - Fun Sheets
2013 - Fun sheets developed for children to use to learn more about the National Plan of Action for Children.

A South Africa fit for children 2012 - 2017
2013 - A special version of the National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) for the children of South Africa. This books gives a special summary that explains to children what the most important things are in NPAC.

Poster: My Rights = Your Rights
2013 - This poster on Rights and Responsibilites is aimed at children. On the poster they can learn about some of their rights as children. Children have many more rights.

Children with Disabilities in South Africa: A Situation Analysis: 2001-2011
2012 - This publication is intended to support everybody that works in the child rights field in South Africa. The situation analysis was undertaken by the Dept of Social Development; Dept of Women, Children and People with Disabilities; and UNICEF SA.

Children with Disabilities in South Africa: A Situation Analysis: 2001-2011. Executive Summary
2012 - This publication is intended to support everybody that works in the child rights field in South Africa. The situation analysis was undertaken by the Dept of Social Development; Dept of Women, Children and People with Disabilities; and UNICEF SA.

Report on the National Council of Provinces Child Rights Seminar: Investing in Children
2012 - The purpose of the seminar was to bring representatives from the legislative sector (Parliament and Provincial Legislatures) together to examine issues affecting South African children.

SAHRC Charter of Children's Basic Education Rights
2012 - This publication is intended to support everybody that works in the basic education field in South Africa. It aims to provide a common legally grounded planning, monitoring and advocacy framework that is child-centred.

Hearing the Voices of Children and Caregivers: Children with Disabilities in South Africa; A Situation Analysis, 2001-2011
2011 - This report reflects the voices of children with disabilities and forms part of a more comprehensive situational analysis of children with disabilities in South Africa.

Promoting Children's Rights in South Africa: A Handbook for Members of Parliament
2011 - This handbook provides Members of Parliament with information on children’s issues and their rights. Its purpose is to equip Members with the tools to integrate a child-rights perspective into all work that Members engage with.

From ‘What’s your ASLR’ to ‘Do You Wanna Go Private?’
2011 - This paper is part of a series examining the role of social networks in the lives of youth living in developing nations. This report focuses on South Africa and presents the results of a quantitative survey conducted on MXit.

Statement of the Seminar on Equity in the Realisation of Child Rights in South Africa
2011 - Declaration made by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), UNICEF and delegates attending the Seminar on Equity in the Realisation of Child Rights in South Africa.

South Africa’s Children – A Review of Equity and Child Rights
2011 - The report reflects an analysis of key indicators to assess the fulfilment of children’s rights in South Africa.

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Child Friendly Language
2009 - Poster of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Child Friendly Language

Children's rights and the media
2001 - A resource for journalists: The aim of this booklet produced by Soul City with support from UNICEF is to provide media professionals with a practical resource for reporting on children and children’s rights.

 

 

 

 

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