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The [SA Child] Gauge … is a useful resource for students, teachers, lecturers and other professionals who work with children.
S Naicker, Chief Director: Curriculum Development,
Western Cape Department of Education, July 2009

Completed Projects

Media and the representation of children affected by HIV/AIDS

This research examined issues of representation in mainstream South African press reporting on children affected by HIV/AIDS with the aim to contribute to more sensitive and accurate media coverage.

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National Child Poverty Monitor

This work aimed to increase knowledge about child poverty dynamics in South Africa through data analysis to inform and evaluate pro-poor policy from the perspective of children, and child outcomes. It was an extension project to the Children Count – Abantwana Babalulekile project and part of an initiative of the Programme to Support Pro-Poor Policy Development, a partnership of the Presidency and the European Union, to support poverty-related research that could contribute to evidence for policy development.

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National Children's Forum on HIV/AIDS

In August 2001, 90 HIV-affected and infected children from around South Africa participated in a National Children's Forum on HIV/AIDS. The event was aimed at providing children with the opportunity to engage with representatives from the national government, as well as members of Parliament.

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National Directory of Services for children and youth infected and affected by HIV/AIDS

Early in 2001, the Children's Institute predecessor organisation, the Child Health Policy Institute, was commissioned by Save the Children UK to develop a database of services in South Africa for children affected by HIV/AIDS. The project included the development of a website (now discontinued) and the training of staff at the Department of Social Development on the maintenance of the site.

Tags: HIV-AIDS

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