The Gauteng Children’s Rights Committee is located on the 3rd Floor of the CMI.
011 484 1928
Established in 1999, the GCRC was initially a provincial structure of the
National Children’s Rights Committee. The Gauteng Children’s Right
Committee acquired independent legal status in 2004.
The main objective of The Gauteng Children’s Rights Committee is to
promote and protect the rights of children in Gauteng.
Four main areas of children’s rights are addressed:
The right of a child to:
- protection, development, survival and participation
as outlined in the following policy and legislative framework:
1. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
2. Section 28 of the Bill of Rights in the SA Constitution.
3. The African Charter for the Rights and Welfare of the Child.
The goals of GCRC are as follows:
- To facilitate all activities and programmes aimed at protecting and
safeguarding the rights and responsibilities of children.
- To capacitate children to know their rights and responsibilities in
order to deal with their rights problem issues effectively.
- To develop programmes and activities that will create an environment
within families, and community institutions conducive to children’s
- To facilitate activities that engage children in fun, art and culture in
order to learn, understand and promote their rights.