Children and Youth

No Rainbow Nation For Today's Youth

1994: The euphoria, the hopes, the dreams, the answered prayers, and finally, the struggle was worth it. Democratic South Africa brought hopes and dreams that black South Africans were finally going to be recognised. Our ...

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The Nexus Between Substance Abuse and Sexual Violence in SA

The intersections of substance abuse and sexual and gender-based violence demonstrate the need for collaborative interventions. South Africa has a daunting drug problem. Post-1994, the proliferation of drugs on the country’s streets has triggered a myriad ...

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Youth Inclusion in Transitional Justice Policy in Africa: Youth Contribute to Shaping the Way Forward

Including youth in the design and implementation of transitional justice is now being recognized as a key priority that has been long neglected. Such inclusion and participation would strengthen the value of transitional justice initiatives ...

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Youth Empowerment Initiatives, Social Inclusion and Violence Prevention: A Case Study of the Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project

The Youth Inclusion for Violence Prevention Project, a collaboration between CSVR and the Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies (CHRIPS), investigates the role of public-sector employment and livelihood support programmes in promoting socio-economic inclusion ...

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Kenya Youth Empowerment and Opportunities Project Good Idea but Not All Inclusive

Social scientists and policymakers alike have shown that youth empowerment programmes can act as a catalyst for social inclusion and consequently help reduce youth violence.However, data from research done by the Centre for Human Rights ...

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Towards Social and Economic Inclusion of Youth in a Post-Covid Era: Webinar Presentations

The Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), the Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) and the Library at the University of Johannesburg hosted a three-part webinar series between October and November ...

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