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Children’s Rights are Human Rights

Children’s Rights are Human Rights

Every year in South Africa 50, 000 children under the age of 5 do not survive.  The high rates of inequality and poverty in South Africa greatly affect children’s survival and life chances. The campaign slogan “Growing up is hard enough. It shouldn’t be a race for Survival.” resonates with all of us. 

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Building an Inclusive Economy

Building an Inclusive Economy

Building an inclusive economy: why preventing violence and supporting families is essential – A Joint Submission by Institute for Security Studies and Save the Children South Africa.

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Why we need to prevent violence against children to boost South Africa's economy

Why we need to prevent violence against children to boost South Africa's economy

Advanced manufacturing, infrastructure productivity, and service exports are often upheld as the means to promote growth in South Africa’s economy. What we seldom think about is how investments in our children, particularly in preventing early experiences of violence, can also lead to significant gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

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Out of 75% of Girls Staring School, Only 8% Finish in the African Continent

Out of 75% of Girls Staring School, Only 8% Finish in the African Continent

Ahead of this week’s African Union (AU) pre-summit it has been revealed that out of 75% of girls starting school, only 8% finish in the African continent.

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World is More Than 450 Years Off Target from Meeting Child Poverty Promise

World is More Than 450 Years Off Target from Meeting Child Poverty Promise

The world is 452 years away from delivering on the promise of ending extreme child poverty, new figures commissioned by Save the Children show.

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Save the Children South Africa Calls for Urgent Early Intervention

Save the Children South Africa Calls for Urgent Early Intervention

As parents and children prepare to start or return to school this week, Save the Children South Africa is calling for urgent intervention and investment in early childhood education.

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