Sunday 31st May was the International Day for Protection of Children, which is commemorated
around the world to draw attention to children’s rights and welfare. Fittingly, it is also the UN Global
Day of Parents, honoring the commitment of parents and caregivers to the wellbeing of children.
National Child Protection Week, from 31st May to 7th June, is commemorated in our country annually
to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution of the Republic of South
Africa and in the Children’s Act 38 of 2005. This year’s theme is ‘Let us all protect children during
COVID-19 and beyond’. COVID-19 has laid bare the fault lines of inequality and the devastating
impact it has had, and continues to have, on children.
Read the full Response here: Child Protection Week 04062020