29 May to 4 June 2022
National Child Protection Week is commemorated in the country annually to raise awareness of the rights of children as articulated in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and Children’s Act (Act No. 38 of 2005).
The campaign is led by the Department of Social Development in partnership with key government departments and civil society organisations rendering child protection services.
Government calls on all South Africans to support Child Protection Week by ensuring that the most vulnerable in our society do not suffer abuse. It is in our hands to stop the cycle of neglect, abuse, violence, and exploitation of children.
The museum will take part in this initiative and present awareness programmes to school and give out green ribbons. By wearing the Green Ribbon it shows that you care and support Child Protection Week. The Green Ribbon lets victims and survivors know that we are united in their support. It emphasizes the importance of partnerships to tackle child abuse, neglect, and exploitation.