childrens' rights

 
Children without documentation are denied their basic rights
Children without documentation are denied their basic rights
South Africa’s Constitution is one of the most inclusive and progressive in the world, a hard fought achievement to be proud of. Under section 29...
There is no excuse for violence against children
There is no excuse for violence against children
Since world leaders agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, significant progress has been made toward ending childhood deaths from...
Landmark moment for children’s rights in South Africa
Landmark moment for children’s rights in South Africa
The Constitutional Court will this week consider the constitutionality of the use of corporal punishment in the home. The court prohibited beatings...
Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child ‘died like a dog’
Three years on and no compensation for Limpopo family whose child ‘died like a dog’
Provincial education departments faced legal claims of up to R1.5‑billion over the past financial year, according to their annual reports.
​Cast aside at birth for being intersex
​Cast aside at birth for being intersex
“I have been searching for my parents all my life. I was abandoned by my parents in the hospital I was born in — the rural hospital in...
SA joins the global fight to stop unnecessary genital surgery on intersex babies
SA joins the global fight to stop unnecessary genital surgery on intersex babies
“I never understood why people called it their ‘private parts’, because mine was never private.”
Vuwani destruction: A people at war with themselves
Vuwani destruction: A people at war with themselves
An elderly woman pulls her seven-year-old grandson across the main gravel road of the village. Barefoot and bawling, the boy is half-walking,...
Ghana's formidable 'queen mothers' rise up
Ghana's formidable 'queen mothers' rise up
The women came from the far corners of the country by the dozen, from traffic-choked Accra, bustling market towns and remote rural villages –...
Conflict hits Burundi’s street kids
Conflict hits Burundi’s street kids
Dieudonné Ntahomvukiye remembers all too well how it felt to...
Great things happen when pupils' views are taken seriously
Great things happen when pupils' views are taken seriously
South Africa’s greatest education challenge lies in improving the situation in schools serving communities where 

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