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The State of the World’s Children 2015: Reimagine the Future

To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, this edition of The State of the World’s Children calls for brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the world’s most disadvantaged children. The report is inspired by the work of innovators around the world – who are pushing boundaries and crafting solutions for local problems that reflect urgent global needs – towards a future in which all children can enjoy their rights.

State of the World’s Fathers: A MenCare Advocacy Publication

Father-child relationships, in all communities and at all stages of a child’s life, have profound and wide-ranging impacts on children that last a lifetime, whether these relationships are positive, negative or lacking. Men’s participation as fathers and as caregivers not only positively affects the lives of men themselves, but also matters for achieving full equality for women and girls.

UNICEF: El Niño Sows Death, Destruction in Africa

The United Nations Children’s Fund says about 11million children in Eastern and Southern Africa face hunger, disease and water shortages due to the strongest El Niño weather phenomenon in decades.

Food and water shortages brought about by drought and floods are causing malnutrition, which increases vulnerability to killer diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, cholera and dengue fever.

Cash Transfers and Child Nutrition: What We Know and What We Need to Know

This paper aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the impacts of cash transfer programmes on the immediate and underlying determinants of child nutrition, including the most recent evidence from impact evaluations across sub-Saharan Africa. It adopts the United Nations Children's Fund extended model of care conceptual framework of child nutrition and highlights evidence on the main elements of the framework – food security, care and health care.

Child Marriage Remains Rife in Mozambique

Albino Francisco, a national coalition to end child marriage in Mozambique representative, has told delegates at a psychosocial forum that more than half a million Mozambican women between the ages of 20 and 24 years old got married before the age of 18.

Speaking at the three-day long forum held in Zimbabwe, hosted by the Regional Psychosocial Support Initiative, Francisco stated that these statistics are from an analysis of the latest health surveys (in 2011), census projections and governmental administrative data.

Oxfam Reacts to FFD Announcement

Oxfam has reacted to the Financing for Development (FFD) announcement of the Global Financing Facility for Every Woman, Every Child.
 
In a press statement, Oxfam’s senior policy advisor, Claire Godfrey, points out that, "Since women's and children's health cover a spectrum of services, we need the Global Financing Facility to focus on building comprehensive and resilient public health systems across the developing world.”
 

Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children: Auxiliary Social Worker

The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children (SBCWC) requires the services of a single person or a couple to live on the premises. The position would suit a single person or ideally, a couple trying to get ahead as the possibility exists for the spouse to assist with driving and maintenance.

SBCWC seeks to appoint a full-time Auxiliary Social Worker, based in Western Cape.

Afrika Tikkun: Early Childhood Development Centre Principal

Afrika Tikkun is an international NGO that provides education, health and social services to children, youth and their families through centres of excellence in South African Townships. Its aim is to empower communities to develop new generations of productive citizens.

Afrika Tikkun seeks to appoint an Early Childhood Development Centre Principal, based in Mfuleni, Delft and Eersterivier, Western Cape.

Starfish Greathearts Foundation: MER Officer

The Starfish Greathearts Foundation is an international development charity, aiming to bring life, hope and opportunity to orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. Starfish key strengths lie in mobilising funds and resources, managing the disbursement and accountability of funds and building the capacity of local communities to provide holistic care to children.

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