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I can always rely on the Children's Institute's information to be accurate and of a high quality. In particular, I view them as leaders in the field of children's socio-economic rights (and in particular health rights). I am aware that they have also become involved with socio-economic rights litigation, which is enormously valuable work. The Institute also played a phenomenally important role in the Children's Bill process, the co-ordination of civil society participation was and continues to be a good practice model, without a doubt.
Dr Ann Skelton, Director: Centre for Child Law, Univ. of Pretoria, Sept. 2008


Children's Institute projects are aimed at research, advocacy, policy development and/or education. Project selection is guided by four focal areas critical to children's well-being:

  • Child rights
  • Child poverty
  • Child health services

        Staff from different disciplines work collaboratively on most major projects, some of which cuts across two or more focal areas. While self-initated projects make up the bulk of activities, government tenders and other commissions to the Children’s Institute have increased over the years. These are also included in the project listing on these pages.


        We are appreciative of your endeavours in raising awareness on the rights of children and the promotion of the Children’s Act.
        A Nel, (former) Deputy Minister: Justice and Constitutional Development, Aug. 2009

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