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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action


  • The Department of Traditional Affairs invites any interested person or body to provide written comments on the draft Customary Initiation Bill. The Bill seeks to protect, promote and regulate the customary initiation practices. Once approved, the Bill will provide acceptable norms and standards in conducting these customary practices. It will deal with the abuse of the initiation practice, which has seen a number of young boys dying in initiation schools. Comments can be emailed to [email protected] and [email protected] by no later than Monday, 14 August 2017
  • In accordance with section 73(2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 ("the Constitution"), notice is given that Mrs C Dudley MP intends to introduce the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill, 2017, in Parliament. Comments can be emailed to the Speaker of the National Assembly at [email protected] and to [email protected] by no later than Wednesday, 9 August 2017.
  • This short e-learning course introduces participants to concepts, principles, standards and practical examples of child rights public budgeting and monitoring. The course will address basics of child rights public budgeting and monitoring; the importance of budget transparency; obligations of governments; and possibilities for participation of civil society, including children.
  • Book launch: African children's lives in times of transition, nurturing resilience in #children faced with adversity
  • In partnership with Palgrave Communications, Paul Cairney is inviting submissions to a peer-reviewed collection of research and review articles on the ‘politics of evidence-based policymaking’.
  • In August, work will begin on the next National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB. As part of the Yezingane Network (the children’s sector on SANAC), NACOSA wants to help make the case for children (0-18 years) to be included.
  • The Committee on the Rights of the Child has decided to develop a General Comment on children in street situations. The experiences, opportunities and challenges facing children in street situations clearly vary widely across different regions and between different groups of children. The Committee is therefore seeking submissions from States parties, civil society and other interested bodies, in all regions and from a wide range of perspectives, to inform the drafting process in relation to some specific issues.
  • The Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) have decided to develop a Joint General Comment (JGC) on the human rights of children in the context of international migration.The Committees are seeking submissions from all interested stakeholders in all regions in order to obtain a wide range of perspectives to inform the drafting process.
  • CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline for abstracts - 31 January 2016): International workshop in Nigeria, May 2016.
  • Please find attached the Consultancy Assignment announcement for your consideration and forwarding to the wider audience. This notice will be posted on the UNICEF South Africa Website at Qualified candidates are requested to submit a proposal as indicated in paragraph 6.1 of the Terms of Reference and P11 form (attached. The due date for submissions is 4 November 2015.