Annual Child Online Protection Partnership Workshop Southern Sun Newlands 07 – 08 December 2015


Annual Child Online Protection Partnership Workshop

DICAG was a participant in the first of its kind in South Africa, a National Strategy addressing the needs of the most vulnerable group in our society, our children in the Information Communication Technology (ITC) sector.  This strategy is a culmination of extensive consultation with stakeholders from across the country including Children’s Rights organizations, ICT focused on Children’s Organizations of which there is only a few in our country.

    The presentation outline on the Child Empowerment and ICT Strategy was as follow:

  • Purpose
  • Strategy development approach
  • Legislative and Policy Framework informing the strategy
  • Summary of the environment san findings
  • Target Groups
  • Priorities of the strategy
  • Facilitation and implementation process
  • What support is expected from the external stakeholder going forward?

More information regarding this subject can be found on our website.











South Africa ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child on June 16, 1995, and adopted the National Plan of Action for Children (NPA) on May 31, 1996.  The needs and rights of children with disabilities are however insufficiently reflected in the NPA and Provincial Plans of Action for Children mainly due to the disregard of disability as a human rights and development issue at the time.


The release of the White Paper on an Integrated National Disability Strategy and Equality Legislation, increasing international networking and the successful advocacy efforts by DICAG to highlight the current exclusion of children with disabilities with national and provincial frameworks for action, are all contributing to a changing enviroment with which DICAG needs to operate, and more specifically meet the demands of moving beyond merely advocating for change towards guiding implementation.

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