Children’s rights should be an election issue

by / Tuesday, 15 April 2014 / Published in Media, Media Archive

Guiliana Bland, director of the Jim Joel Fund, said children up to the age of five “are the loudest in terms of noise, but silent in terms of having a political voice”. As South Africa’s national elections loom closer (7 May 2014), political parties jostle for priority in voters’ minds. However, children’s rights to education and healthcare are still being ignored, according to the NGOs that participated in a discussion hosted by Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism on 14 April.

NGOs: Children’s rights forgotten in election manifestos*

*As a service to our online visitors and supporters, JAM SA provides news and opinion articles relevant to Early Childhood Development (ECD), community development and topics relevant to our programmes in South Africa. Views, statements and opinions expressed in these articles are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect that of JAM or its staff members.


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