Breaking the intergenerational poverty trap is key to South Africa getting back on track, securing the development of its children, and for fulfilling its commitment to realise children’s rights. To achieve this, government must adopt and implement a developmental child care and protection system that empowers families and caregivers to provide nurturing care to secure their children’s development.
This requires deliberate state-wide and multi-sectoral child-centred planning, provisioning, and accountability. This in turn will only be possible if South Africa has a strong national child rights governance system.
To strengthen the national child rights governance system to ensure state-wide prioritisation, action and accountability for the provision of services and support to guarantee that all children, especially the most vulnerable, receive the nurturing care required to survive, develop to their full potential, be protected and participate in all decisions that affect them.
Specifically, to ensure that the public system of governance through which decisions are made as to the allocation, and accountability for use of resources recognises and advances children’s rights as a national, rights-based development priority.
Thus, the goal is to ensure a national child rights governance system that:
To facilitate, coordinate and support evidence-based advocacy by coalition members at global, regional, and national levels for strengthening the national child rights governance system through:
Our child rights governance objectives and goal will be pursued through the following strategic activities: