Gender Based Violence Health

Report: South African Child Gauge 2014

Written by Health-e News

This year’s annual report by the University of Cape Town’s Children’s Institute focuses on the impact of violence on South Africa’s children.

UCT logoThe report opens with an overview of legislative developments regarding children before moving onto the second of its three parts focusing on essential services. Comprised of nine parts including an overview, this section of the report deals with issues such as sexual violence among primary school children and the threat of gender-based violence for South Africa’s adolescents.

In its third section, the 2014 edition of Child Gauge unpacks of the numbers by providing an overview of demographics before discussing children’s access to nutrition, education, housing and basic services.

The full report, individual chapters and related policy briefs or child-friendly summaries can be downloaded from the Children’s Institute website.

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