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Budget Speech 2012 promises support for women and children

The Minister of Finance presented the national 2012 budget on 22 February 2012. The budget holds promise for the support and development of women and children through the dominant infrastructure development plan and the continuation of education, health and social assistance as the largest categories of expenditure. ...

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Participation strengthened by UN Resolution on Social Integration

Thanks to the Children’s Participation Network for sharing a copy of the UN’s Special Resolution on Social Integration and highlighting the positive impact of this on children’s participation. The Resolution 66/122 – Promoting social integration through social inclusion calls upon States to ensure access for all to services and participation in decision-making. ...

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RIATT-SA publishes a guide on children’s participation in policy making

Thanks to the Children’s Participation Network for sharing a copy of “Reflecting on Child and Youth Participation: A publication for programmers and policy makers in East and Southern Africa”. Written by Glynis Clacherty and Rachel Bray, this useful guide provides a review of participatory methodologies involving children and youth in the policy-making process. ...

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UNICEF publishes State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an Urban World

UNICEF has published its annual report on the state of the world’s children which provides updated statistics on the status of children’s rights across the world. The theme of this year’s report is the state of children living in an urban world. It notes that more than a billion children live in urban areas. In South Africa, 62% of the population is urbanized. ...

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