Bring Back our Girls: Three years on

Bring Back our Girls: Three years on

Johannesburg, 20 April 2017: Gender Links and the SADC Gender Protocol Alliance joined millions of other women around the planet who on April 14 marked the third anniversary since the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from a Chibok government secondary school by Boko Haram. To date 57 have managed to escape, 24 returned and […]

April 20, 2017 Themes: Children Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Linking generations through radio: A toolkit from Africa for radio with children and youth

This toolkit was designed for radio producers working with children and youth. The toolkit contains sections on how get youth involved as well as ethics and consent issues when working with children. There are sections entitled: Radio for youth Radio with youth Radio by youth    

September 19, 2016 Themes: Children | Media | Youth Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Values, education and democracy: School-based research report: Opening pathways for dialogue

This report outlines the findings of school-based research exploring the way that educators, learners and parents think and talk about values in education.The study affirms previous research that claims that the process of rebuilding the post-independent state must reach to values and a decolonisation of the mind.Without purposeful intervention the state is conceding to colonial […]

Values, education and democracy

The promotion of the values of equity, tolerance, multilingualism, openness, accountability, social honour in schooling is the central argument of this report of the Working Group on Values in Education. These values derive from the Consititution and educational philosophy and are influential in determining the national character to which South Africa as a democracy aspires. […]

September 16, 2016 Themes: Children | Education | Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Reproductive and mental health issues of women and girls under situations of war and conflict in Africa

Proceedings of an experts group consultation in Nairobi, Kenya 4-5 August 1994 sponsored by UNIFEM’s African Women in Crisis Umbrella Programme (AFWIC) and UNICEF ESARO.displaced and refugee women in situations of war and conflict have special needs for gynecological and maternal health care and mental health counselling to address the effects of sexual abuse, pregnancy […]

Social protection and children’s rights in Zambia

This is an assessment of social protection initiatives in five districts of Zambia. A key component is to identify best practices in the implementation strategies of these initiatives and determine the gaps in the coverage of social protection initiatives in the target areas, The lessons learned will determine the degree to which these initiatives promote […]

September 14, 2016 Themes: Children | Human Rights Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Children’s Rights and the Media

Internet censorship and surveillance are increasing in democratic countries as well as in authoritarian states. The first-generation controls, typified by China’s “Great Firewall,” are being replaced by more sophisticated techniques that go beyond mere denial of information and aim to normalize (or even legalize) a climate of control. These next-generation techniques include strategically timed distributed […]

Children and women in South Africa: A situational analysis

This is the first national study of the situation of women and children in South Africa. It examines their fundamental and priority needs within the social, economic, cultural and political context of the country as well as making recommendations for a programme to promote the survival and development of children within a non-racial non-sexist democratic […]

MDG 2014 Report: Assessing progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals

Analysis of the common African position on the post 2015 Development Agenda. The common African position (CAP)’s overarching goal is the eradication of poverty and African development priorities that underpin the global development agenda. The Cap is anchored by six pillars: structural economic transformation, science and technology, people-centred development, environmental sustainability and peace and security […]

Youth Policy analysis Uganda, 2012

This documentation presents the findings of policy analysis undertaken in connection with the ‘Nurturing the young trees to make a thick’ project. This pilot project aims to promise peace, reintegration and the protection of children and youth affected by the prolonged conflict.