Resources: Reports

The Equal Education Law Centre together with the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute have compiled an easy to read pamphlet on how public schools are funded.   How are teachers funded? Why do some schools charge fees? What are conditional grants?    Learn more about school funding - and areas needing improvement - in this helpful guide. Click here for the guide.
The Foundation for Human Rights (the Foundation) is a grant-making institution. It supports civil society organisations in South Africa implementing programmes that promote and protect human rights. The Foundation's mission is to address the historical legacy of apartheid, to promote and advance transformation and to build a human rights culture, using the Constitution as a tool.
Despite the damaging vitriol so often found on social media, race relations in South Africa remain sound, says the IRR in a report released in Johannesburg on 7 February 2017. The IRR’s comprehensive field survey of public opinion on racial issues shows that only 3% of South Africans see racism as a serious unresolved problem. Most are far more concerned about unemployment (cited by 40%), poor service delivery (listed by 34%), inadequate housing (18%), crime (15%) and bad education (likewise cited by 15%). This report was published in Johannesburg on 8 February 2017.
On 9th February 2017 President Zuma will deliver the State of the Nation Address (SONA). We expect that media coverage and public debates around the address will focus on the failures of the government and the challenges confronting our country. Regular readers of our reports and users of our briefing services will know just how serious those challenges are. However, those readers will also know that a lot has gone right in South Africa and that the successes we have achieved as a society are often overlooked.
“One of the crucial elements of our constitutional vision is to make a decisivebreak from the unchecked abuse of State power and resources that was virtually institutionalised during the apartheid era. To achieve this goal‚ weadopted accountability‚ the rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution as values of our constitutional democracy. For this reason‚ public office-bearers ignore their constitutional obligations at their peril.
UNCTAD plays a key role in ensuring that economic policies –  trade policy in particular – become instrumental in the achievement of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.
Climate change increases challenges to women’s and children’s health. There is more likelihood of women and children suffering and dying from problems such as diarrhoea, undernutrition, malaria, and from the harmful effects of extreme weather events, including floods or drought. While women and children in developing countries have made comparatively small contributions to historical carbon emissions, they bear the brunt of the health effects of climate change, both now and in the future.
The use of contraception varies widely around the world, both in terms of overall use and the types of methods used. Both supply-side and demand-side constraints contribute to unmet need for family planning. This report contains findings from research in Zambia and Malawi and provides recommendations on how marketing campaigns can be improved to ensure better uptake of these two forms on contraceptives. For more information, refer to www.arsrc.org/resources/library/index.html.  
‘Brave, Creative and Resilient: The State of Young Feminist Organising’s’ main findings indicate that despite the fact that young feminist organisations are using innovative strategies to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time, with some of the most vulnerable populations, they are strikingly under-resourced and their sustainability is in jeopardy. The summary below provides a ‘snapshot’ of who young feminist organisations are, the issues and strategies they work on, and the financial and political realities that shape their work.
‘Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management’ presents a new approach to disaster risk management: ‘climate smart disaster risk management’ (CSDRM) approach. The report finds that successful application of the CSDRM approach will require systematic investment in people skills, new partnerships, technical collaboration and innovation to achieve the shift needed. A favourable environment for CSDRM will only occur when access to climate science, information and decision-making is transparent and democratic.

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