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8 February 2021
In efforts to support parents and keep children safe during the COVID-19 lockdown, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Proof Africa joined forces with a group of organisations including Oxford University, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Global Partnership to End Violence, the World Health Organisation, Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and World Without Orphans, to disseminate parenting resources to families across Africa. Read more...
South Africa’s budget should protect the country’s holy cows
Budget cuts that are not properly planned and managed will invariably result in decreasing services and service quality. This will likely affect those least able to protest: children, women and the rural poor (as opposed to vocal public servants or university students). VPF Driver Group member Chandré Gould and Cornerstone Economic Research’s Conrad Barberton explore which spending programmes should be protected, and what principles should guide government, in an ISS Today
VPF Newsletter – Issue 2
Following a tremendous response to the first newsletter, the VPF published its second edition in July 2020. It shares a selection of news, initiatives and inspiration from its participants in an effort to support and appreciate them. It includes updates on the 10th meeting of the VPF, offers for counselling, a government budgeting training opportunity, and other stories. Click here to read more.
VPF Newsletter – Issue 1
In April 2020, the VPF published the first edition of its e-newsletter to share some of the good work by VPF participants, including government departments, civil society organisations and researchers. While Covid-19 has proven a very difficult time, the VPF wanted to share some of the wonderful stories about the positive and creative responses from all of those in the VPF. This newsletter is shared with our donors and with institutions and individuals who participate in the forum. Click here to read more.
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