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Colloquium on Lone Mothers, Social Security and Dignity in South Africa
Start Date: Jun 06, 2014
End Date: Jun 06, 2014
Venue: Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in Pretoria
Description: PAN:Children is hosting a Colloquium on lone mothers, social security and dignity in South Africa on 6 June 2014 at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in Pretoria. The purpose of this colloquium is to share results from DFID/ESRC -funded project that is nearing completion and to discuss with the attendees the emerging findings and policy implications. The project entitled ' Lone mothers in South Africa- The role of social security in respecting and protecting dignity' was led by Professor Noble at the University of Oxford and involved collaborations with colleagues at the Human Sciences Research Council and the University of the Western Cape. This event is for stakeholders in government and civil society.

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SA child adoptions decline: report

The Centre for Applied Legal Studies and Cornell Law School release report on gaps in accountability for sexual violence in South African schools

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Fact sheet on child abandonment research in South Africa
NACSA consultant Dee Blackie, who conducted the research largely based on in-depth interviews and participant observations among young mothers and community members in Tembisa, Soweto and Alexandra. What was discovered, is that the new Child Protection Act and “cultural barriers” were the major drivers of plummeting adoption rates in South Africa. Adoptions dropped from 2 840 in 2004 to 1 699 last year. According to the research, there were only 297 unmatched parents for 428 unmatched children available for adoption.

Sexual violence by educators in South African schools: Gaps in accountability
The report, Sexual Violence by Educators in South African Schools: Gaps in Accountability, is based on interviews conducted in Gauteng Province, South Africa with government officials, nongovernmental organisations, teachers, school administrators, magistrates, police officers, representatives of civil society organisations, and others. This report examines the problems that have contributed to the government’s inability to hold abusive educators responsible for their actions and to protect and provide access to justice for the learners they have abused.

Managing sexual abuse in schools: A guide for children, families and community members
A practical handbook to empower learners, their families and communities in managing sexual abuse in schools.



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