Social Media

Putting children at the centre of development and protection

UNICEF South Africa/2000/Schermbrucker


In light of its core mandate recognizing the right of every child to be loved, cared for and protected, UNICEF, the Department of Social Development and other partners supported a national gathering of child and youth care practitioners who have dedicated their lives to the protection of at-risk children.

The National Association of Child and Youth Care Workers 21st Biennial Conference in Kimberley in the Northern Cape province of South Africa brought together nearly 1000 individuals who support of children at risk in many different ways.

UNICEF Condemns Brutal Murders of Girls and Women, Calls for Violence-free Communities

UNICEF South Africa/2001/Schermbrucker




Alarmed by recent reports of women and girls – some as young as two years-old – being brutally raped, mutilated and killed, UNICEF is calling on government, civil society and community members to accelerate ongoing actions and increase investment in prevention and early intervention programmes to promote violence-free communities.  ‘These horrific crimes are yet another sign that violence is a daily reality for too many women and children living in South Africa’, said UNICEF South Africa Representative, Mr. Herve Ludovic de Lys. 

mHealth and Young People in South Africa

mHealth and Young People in South Africa


This report identifies digital resources targeted at providing adolescents and young people in South Africa with sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning and healthy pregnancy information and advice. The report explores young people’s self-reported online behaviours and preferred sources of information on health-related issues and their experiences with using their mobile phones including the enablers and barriers to the use of mobile phones for health-related activities. Data was collected during the period from November to December 2015.

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