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Media invite to the release of a report on the effect of poverty in children

20th June 2014

Attention: Editors and Reporters

The South African Human Rights Commission invites members of the media to the release of a report on the effect of poverty in children.

The report “Policy Options for Addressing Poverty Traps and Social Exclusions among Children in South Africa” will be released as follows:

Date: 25th June 2014
Time: 09h00 – 13h00
Venue: AstroTech Conferene Centre, Cnr Anerley Road and 3rd Avenue, Killarney, Johannesburg

As the SAHRC we believe poverty, inequality and exclusion are hallmarks of a highly iniquitous society. In order for the rights of all children to be realised, it is essential that this gap, and the resultant chasms in service delivery and overall quality of life, be removed.
The child population is one of the segments of the population more prone to becoming trapped in poverty and therefore the most logical site for successful poverty-ending intervention.

The report seeks to explore, along with stakeholders such as the UNICEF, the kind of intervention that would be necessary to bring this about through literature reviews and policy simulations.
The purpose of the report is to contribute to on-going efforts geared towards the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) Vision 2030.
The NDP's aim to eliminate poverty in South Africa by 2030 is not feasible without a greater understanding of how some children have escaped poverty and exclusion whilst others have not, especially considering the implementation of democratic and economic reforms in the mid to late 1990s.

For RSVP and more information, please contact:
Alucia Sekgathume
External Communications Officer
082 689 2364

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