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AfricaWide Movement for Children

Formed in 2008, the AfricaWide movement for Children(AMC) is a Pan African Civil Society Organisation providing a continental platform for child focussed NGOs, development agencies and individuals to collectively work on initiatives for te protection and development of Africa's Children. Guided by principles rooted in the United Nations Convention (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child(ACRWC), AMC aims to inspire African and International efforts to secure te most importrant resources for Africa's future - its children and young people.

Centre for Child Law

The Centre for Child Law is based in the Law Faculty at the University of Pretoria. The Centre contributes towards establishing and promoting the best interests of children in our community through education, research, advocacy and litigation. The Centre established a Children's Litigation Project in August 2003, with a grant from the Open Society Foundation and the International Commission of Jurists (Sweden), in order to undertake impact litigation work in the childrens rights sector. Advocate Ann Skelton is the director, and the project is currently dealing with a number of cases.


Childline is an effective non-profit organization that works collectively to protect children from all forms of violence and to create a culture of children's rights in South Africa.

The Children's Institute is a leader in child policy research and advocacy in South Africa. Our activities focus on key challenges to the well-being of South Africa's children: poverty, inequality, HIV/AIDS, high infant and child mortality and morbidity, violence and abuse, and limited voice. Our purpose is to provide evidence to assist policy-makers and practitioners to create policies, programmes and institutions that support the best interests of the country's children.

The Children's Radio Foundation uses the meduim of radio to create opportunities for youth dialogue, participation, leadership, and active citizenship.

Equal Education is a community and membership-based organisation. It advocates for quality and equality in the South African education system and engages in evidence-based activism for improving the nation's schools. It is a leader in youth leadership development. Equal Education's campaigns, based on detailed research and policy analysis, are aimed at achieving quality education for all.

Film and Publications Board: Pro Child

The internet hotline is an initiative of the Film and Publication Board. The Film and Publication Board was established by parliament to regulate distribution of films and publication with the aim of protecting children from exposure to inappropriate material.

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The core business of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is to conduct large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. We do this in partnership with researchers globally, but specifically in Africa. Our commitment to cutting-edge research which supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa is evident, but it is our commitment to the dissemination of that research that demonstrates the remarkable and measurable impact of our work.

Jozi Book Fair

Khanya College launched the first edition of the Jozi Book Fair (JBF) in August 2009, in collaboration with Botsotso Publishers at Museum Africa, in Newtown. Khanya will host JBF 2014 at Central Johannesburg College in Doornfontein on 26-27 September 2014.The overall objective of the Jozi Book Fair is to provide a visible public platform where key social partners can come together and promote a culture of reading and writing.

Khanya College

Khanya College is an independent, non-governmental organisation based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Established in 1986, the primary aim of Khanya College is to assist various constituencies within working class and poor communities to respond to the challenges posed by the forces of economic and political globalisation. Khanya College offers assistance through providing educational and training workshops, publications and research to organisations and individuals in these communities.

Media Monitoring Africa

Media Monitoring Africa (formerly Media Monitoring Project) is a non-profit organisation that promotes democracy and a culture where media and the powerful respect human rights and encourage a just and fair society. MMA acts in a watchdog role to promote ethical and fair journalism that supports human rights.

Molo Songololo

Molo Songololo is a non-profit child rights organisation that strives to advance children’s rights to ensure their protection, development, survival and participation through education, training, lobby, advocacy, and support services. Molo Songololo was established in 1979. In 2009 we will celebrate 30 years of bringing children basic human rights.

Sizweni - Hear Us

Media Monitoring Africa and several of South Africa's leading children's NGOs have created the 'Sizweni Hear Us' campaign, that is aimed at getting the public to put pressure on politicians and the media to make children a priority in 2014 elections.

The African Child Information Hub (InfoHub)

The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) launched the African Child Information Hub (InfoHub), a one-stop shop of data and information on children in Africa, in November 2006. The main objective of the InfoHub is to create a forum to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and experiences on matters relating to children. 

The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) 

The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) is an independent, not-for-profit, pan-African institution of policy research and dialogue on the African child. ACPF aims to specifically contribute to improved knowledge on children in Africa; monitor and report progress; identify policy options; provide a platform for dialogue; collaborate with governments, intergovernmental organisations and civil society in the development and implementation of effective pro-child policies and programmes; and also promote a common voice for children in and out of Africa.

The Teddy Bear Clinic

The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children (TTBC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring abused children are protected and rehabilitated. They provide therapy, counseling, assistance, love, comfort, safety and ongoing support to children who have been abused. The Teddy Bear Clinic does not only work with children, but with parents and communities empowering them with knowledge and skills so that we can help put an end to child abuse.

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) South Africa 

UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children.