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Law reform campaigns

The Children's Institute (CI) was established at the University of Cape Town with the specific intention to harness the collective institutional capabilities related to child-focused academic endeavours in fields of research, teaching and development. Evidence-based advocacy forms an important continuum with these activities and is the vehicle by which we maximise the impact of academic endeavours on the policy and practise environment.

The CI is currently the only academic unit in the country that focuses exclusively on children's policy. The CI's involvement in national policy and law-drafting processes takes various forms:


Examples of the Institute's contribution to national policy and law-drafting processes include:

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