Gauteng Children’s Rights Committee (GCRC) is an NGO established in1999, initially as a provincial structure of the National Children’s Rights Committee (NCRC). GCRC acquired its independent legal status from NCRC in 2004. It is registered with the NPO office – Department of Social Development, with registration number 031 – 303.
Our main objective is to promote and protect the rights of children in Gauteng. This is done through different programmes and projects in its fold that address the 4 main areas of children’s rights namely; the right of a child to protection, development, survival and participation as outlined in the following policy and legislative framework:
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Section 28 of the Bill of Rights in the SA Constitution.
- The African Charter for the Rights and Welfare of the Child.
A healthy and child friendly Gauteng province wherein the rights of the child to protection, development, survival and participation are secured, upheld and promoted
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
GCRC shall act as “a Provincial mobilizing force for the rights and wellbeing of children by involving those who impact on their lives and development”.
The following are overarching organizational objectives:
- To advocate and facilitate all activities and programmes aimed at protecting and safeguarding the rights and responsibilities of children.
- To establish programmes aimed at capacitating children to know their rights and responsibilities in order to deal with their rights problem issues effectively.
- Research and feasibility study to identify gaps in service delivery that infringe on the rights of children e.g. child labour.
- To develop programmes and projects activities that will create environments within families, education and other community institutions, structures and facilities, conducive to the development of children, thus protecting their rights and promoting their responsibilities.
- To establish, capacitate and maintain children and youth structures for effective participation in own affairs especially in marginalized communities.
- Facilitate activities that engage children in fun, art and culture in order to learn, understand and promote their rights and responsibilities.