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Title:Child Abuse and Child Labour Across Culture: Implications for Research, Prevention and Policy Implementation
Authors:Ike, C.A.
Twumasi-Ankrah, K.
Year:1999
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:14
Issue:2
Pages:109-118
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Africa
Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:child labour
child abuse
Labor and Employment
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Development and Technology
sociology
poverty
Exploitability
Link:http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/social%20development/vol14no2/jsda014002011.pdf
Abstract:For the definition of child abuse and child labour to be meaningful, it should be culturally relevant. As evidenced by many empirical studies, child labour is experienced by millions of children in Africa, and has deleterious consequences for most. Child abuse and neglect is a global problem. The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect was established in 1975, and an African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) was founded in 1984. Recommendations for the prevention of the child labour syndrome involve action research, education and public enlightenment, legislative measures, the creation of a Children's Advocacy Centre, compulsory free primary education, and changes in the social structures and value orientations that generate poverty and promote the merchandization and exploitation of children. Bibliogr., sum.
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