Social policy and advocacy

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This page contains links to all news features, including media releases related to social policy and advocacy and are filed according to date:

Launch of the South African Child Gauge 2017
29 November 2017 - “Survive, Thrive, Transform” is the fitting theme of this year’s South African Child Gauge, an annual publication that provides critical insights into the situation of children in the country.

Invest in children for sustainable development
CAPE TOWN, 28 November 2017 – Most of South Africa’s children are surviving, but too many are failing to thrive and achieve their full potential, and this is costing the economy billions in lost human potential.

Maintaining support to children: UNICEF presents to Parliament
1 November 2017: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Beginning his address with this quote by abolishionist Frederick Douglass, UNICEF Representative Herve de Lys, addressed Parliament’s Standing Committee on Finance.

UNICEF South Africa highlights children in the South African budget
November 2016 - Whether nations grow and prosper depends heavily on the survival, health, education and protection of their citizens, particularly children.

Universal Children’s Day: Two hundred world renowned writers come together for children’s rights
14 November 2016 – Over 200 prominent writers including novelists, playwrights and poets, have joined a global literary campaign this week, penning ‘tiny stories’ of around seven lines each to highlight Universal Children’s Day...

UNICEF South Africa promotes Tiny Stories: “What I want for every child”
14 November 2016 - On the 20th of November this year, UNICEF marks the anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child around the theme, ‘What I want for every child’ under the hashtag ‘#ForEveryChild.’

South Africa’s children still live in unequal worlds
17 October 2012: Rising income inequality has serious consequences for children today, and for South Africa’s future. This is one of the key concerns raised in the South African Child Gauge 2012, which is released today.

Web-based portal on child rights and equity launched in South Africa
3 September 2012 – A new policy-oriented knowledge hub on child rights and equity, known as Policy Action Network, or PAN: Children, was made public last week. The web-based portal is a partnership between UNICEF and South Africa’s HSRC.

New SA web portal on children’s rights launched
31 August 2012 – A new policy-orientated web portal on children’s rights called Policy Action Network, or PAN: Children, was announced during a panel discussion on children this morning.

Child Support Grants prove critical to reducing child poverty in South Africa
May 2012, Pretoria - South Africa’s Child Support Grant (CSG) – a central element of the country’s social protection programme – has been critical in reducing poverty and vulnerability in children, reveals newly-published research.

Understanding child poverty requires us to look at both challenges and progress
23 May 2012 – In the lead up to Child Protection Week, from 27 May to 3 June 2012, recent media coverage has highlighted the harsh realities facing children who live in poverty in South Africa.

UNICEF urges media to hear the voices of children on climate change
31 October 2011 - As South Africa prepares for COP17 in Durban from 28 November to 9 December, UNICEF is urging media to consult with children on what they believe to be the key issues surrounding climate change, its impact on the children of South Africa

Examining the impact of the global recession on children
12 August 2011- Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, today unveiled two studies which highlight the impact that the global economic recession had on children and families living in poverty.





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