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Centre for Aids Development Research and Evaluation (CADRE)
The Centre for AIDS Development, Research and Evaluation (CADRE) is a South African non-profit organisation working in the area of HIV/AIDS research, programme development and communication. CADRE is committed to fast-tracking appropriate and effective responses to HIV/AIDS through informing policy and developing coherent strategic models for interventions. CADRE works in sub-Saharan Africa with a primary focus on southern Africa. Our work includes: HIV/AIDS policies, strategies, models and interventions Qualitative and quantitative epidemiological, socio-behavioural and communications surveys Monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS interventions Communications research and interventions CADRE strives to place key HIV/AIDS research in the public domain. Our website provides access to a wide range of contemporary HIV/AIDS research, conference papers, communication materials and links to HIV/AIDS organisations.
Centre for Child Law
The Centre for Child Law is based in the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria. The Centre contributes towards establishing and promoting the best interests of children in our community through education, research, advocacy and litigation. The Centre established a Children's Litigation Project in August 2003, with a grant from the Open Society Foundation and the International Commission of Jurists (Sweden), in order to undertake impact litigation work in the childrens rights sector. Advocate Ann Skelton is the project co-ordinator, and the project is currently dealing with a number of cases.
Childline
Children's Institute (UCT)
Children are a priority for action in South Africa. Despite a commitment to child rights and significant progress achieved in the realm of child-focused policies, laws and programmes, much still has to be done to fulfil the promises made to children by both Government and civil society since democracy arrived in South Africa in 1994. Universities play an important role in contributing to strategies that address the circumstances of children. As one of the duty-bearers responsible for intervention to improve children's lives, universities are increasingly being called upon to exercise their social responsibility to this important sector of society. The University of Cape Town has a long and proud track record in providing an evidence base for policies and programmes that can alleviate the plight of vulnerable communities, especially children. Against this background, the Children's Institute aims to harness the collective academic capability in the University to promote enquiry into the situation of children, to share this capacity through teaching and training programmes, and to present evidence to guide the development of laws, policies and interventions for children. In addition, in positioning itself as an independent broker of evidence, the Institute is also able to provide evidence to those who are advocating on behalf of children. The work of the Children's Institute is aimed at promoting the principle of taking the best interest of the child into account, and at ensuring that children are given primary consideration by society. In particular, the Institute pays special attention to promoting child participation in its work, and advocates for their voices to be heard, and their opinions to be taken seriously.
Children's Rights Centre
This website is about childrens rights. Childrens rights is a very wide topic as it touches on every aspect of childrens lives. In summary, children have the right to survival and protection and the right to develop to their full potential. They also have the right and responsibility to help build a better world in partnership with adults. On this website, you can find information on childrens rights that include: Policy and laws that uphold childrens rights, such as the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the South African Bill of Rights, and others. Resources, news, and advocacy campaigns on particular issues affecting children such as education, family life, discipline, poverty, violence, HIV/AIDS, disability and many others. The voice of children themselves especially in the photo-documentary Visions & Voices: Childrens Rights & Realities. There is also information on the Childrens Rights Centre, our work and publications. We hope all visitors to the webpage will join with us in the challenge to MEET CHILDRENS NEEDS FIRST!
Film and Publications Board: Pro Child
GBV Prevention Network
Parent Centre
The Parent Centre was established in 1983 and provides education and training workshops, home-visiting programmes, community talks, support groups as well as parental counselling. While the Centre is based in the Western Cape, we are very keen to respond to requests for training from other areas. There are special projects/programmes in the following communities: Hanover Park, Mitchells Plain, Khayelitsha, Guguletu, Nyanga, Crossroads, Imizamo Yethu (Houtbay), and Phillipi.
South African Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (SASPCAN)
The South African Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (SASPCAN) was founded in 1984 to act as a forum and provide support for anyone who wishes to assist in the combatting of child abuse in our country. It is also a networking organisation which provides information and training in this field and promotes inter-disciplinary co-operation in and co-ordination of services to abused children and their families. SASPCAN was not originally intended to be a direct service organisation but its branches have occasionally been able to initiate services where gaps exist; operating these until they have reached independence.
Speakout
Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre to End Violence Against Women (TLAC)
Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System
The Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System (formerly the London Family Court Clinic) is a non-profit social service agency helping children and families involved with the justice system as victims of crime, witnesses of crime, parties in custody disputes, subjects of child protection proceedings, litigants in civil suits for compensation, teenagers in therapeutic care settings, or youthful offenders. We are known around the world for our innovative approach to understanding children exposed to domestic violence, supporting their mothers, and creating resources for service deliverers.
Child AbuseWatch.INFO
Essential information about child abuse awareness and prevention.
Children's Rights Information Network
This website offers a shared platform for civil society to exert an influence on the UN Study on Violence Against Children and its follow-up. It provides information on the many aspects of the study, including information about regional activities and children's participation in the study.
Eldis Gateway (Development Information)
Welcome to the Eldis website. Our aim is to share the best in development policy, practice and research. Browse more than 22,000 summarised documents from over 4,500 development organisations - all available free to download. Share your work with over 80,000 development practitioners.
Global Campaign to End Corporal Punishment
The Global Initiative aims to: form a strong alliance of human rights agencies, key individuals and non-governmental organisations against corporal punishment; make corporal punishment of children visible by building a global map of its prevalence and legality, ensuring that children's views are heard and charting progress towards ending it; lobby state governments systematically to ban all forms of corporal punishment and to develop public education programmes; provide detailed technical assistance to support states with these reforms.
International Society Prevention Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)
The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, founded in 1977, is the only multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally. ISPCAN's mission is to prevent cruelty to children in every nation, in every form: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, street children, child fatalities, child prostitution, children of war, emotional abuse and child labor. ISPCAN is committed to increasing public awareness of all forms of violence against children, developing activities to prevent such violence, and promoting the rights of children in all regions of the world. ISPCAN invites you to join forces with its members around the world to protect children in need: their bodies, minds, hearts and rights. Learn about ISPCAN's goals, publications, congresses, professional training events and world-wide activities. Join ISPCAN today!
National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA)
In 1985, the National District Attorneys Association established the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse as a program of the American Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI). Aimed at responding to an increasing volume of reported child abuse, the National Center provides training, technical assistance and publications to prosecutors, investigators and allied criminal justice professionals on all aspects of criminal child abuse and exploitation.
OneWorld
Welcome to OneWorld.net. We bring together the latest news and views from over 1,600 organizations promoting human rights awareness and fighting poverty worldwide
Parents for Youth
Welcome to Parents For Youth: Helping and Supporting Parents on the Internet! On our site, you'll find information about our groups - which are dedicated to helping parents of behaviourly disturbed youths.
UNICEF: Child Trafficking Research Hub
Welcome to the Child Trafficking Research Hub This site is hosted by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. It is dedicated to data collection, knowledge transfer and the development of methodologies related to research on child trafficking. It is intended for international researchers, policy-makers and operational personnel involved in counter child trafficking activities.
South African Child Gauge 2010/2011
The sixth issue of this popular resource on the situation of children in South Africa is now available. It focuses on the theme of Children as citizens: Participation in social dialogue. Collectively, the set of themed essays illustrates how childrens participation in decisions that affect them is not only a legal right, but that it is essential for a healthy democracy, effective service delivery and childrens optimal development. The nine essays set out childrens participation rights and explore the benefits of children participation in a range of settings, from one-to-one consultations with service providers to engagement in school governance, policy development and the news media. The publication is accompanied by a double-sided poster that was informed by a group of children participating in the making of the book, and an easy-to-read summary. The 2010/2011 issue also reflects on recent legislative developments affecting children, and provides child-centred data on a range of socio-economic indicators. Download here...
Budget 2009/10 analysis: the provincial social development departments
Analysis of the 2009/10 budgets of the nine provincial departments of social development: Are the budgets adequate to implement the Childrens Act? The Childrens Act obliges government to provide and fund a comprehensive range of social services for children including ECD, prevention and protection services, foster care and child and youth care centres. The provincial departments of social development should bear over 83% of the cost of implementing the Act. This paper analyses these departments budget allocations for 2009/10 2011/12 to assess the governments progress in giving effect to its obligations under the Childrens Act. The paper also provides information on budget trends in relation to government personnel and transfers to non-profit organisations, and on under-spending in 2008/09.