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Title:Children's rights in Ghana: reality or rhetoric?
Editors:Ame, Robert KwameISNI
Agbényiga, DeBrenna LaFaISNI
Apt, Nana ArabaISNI
Year:2012
Pages:231
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Mot Juste
ISBN:0956967000; 9780956967008
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:children's rights
children
child labour
corporal punishment
access to education
access to health care
social conditions
international agreements
legislation
Abstract:Ghana was the first country to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This collective work examines the country's compliance with the Convention and its impact on the rights and condition of children in the country. The book has three parts: I. Childhood and identity; II. Children in dangerous circumstances: exploitation and abuse; and III. Policies, laws and programs. Chapters: Introduction: confronting the challenges: optimizing child rights in Ghana (Nana Araba Apt, DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga and Robert Kwame Ame); Defining childhood: a historicaI development perspective (DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga); Controversies in paternity: who is a child's father under Ghanaian law? (Beatrice Akua Duncan); Bridging the child rights gap in a refugee context: survival strategies and impact on inter-generationaI relations (Kate Hampshire, Gina Porter, Kate Kilpatrick, Peter Ohene Kyei, Michael Kwodwo Adjaloo and George Oppong Ampong); Corporal punishment in Ghana (Sylvester Kyei-Gyamfi); Child labor in Ghana: globaI concern and local reatity (George Clerk); Children's rights, mobitity and transport in Ghana: access to education and health services (Gina Porter, Albert Abane, Kathrin Blaufuss and Frank Owusu Acheampong); Children's rights, controversial traditional practices and the trokosi system: a critical socio-legal perspective (Robert Kwame Ame); Assessing the progress of the 1998 Children's Act of Ghana: achievements, opportunities and challenges of the first ten years (Afua Twum-Danso); Situating CRC implementation processes in the local contexts of correctional institutions for children in conflict with the law in Ghana (Lilian Ayete-Nyampong); Ghana's education system: where rhetoric meets reform (Leah McMillan); Conclusion: the future of children's rights in Ghana (Robert Kwame Ame, Nana Araba Apt and DeBrenna LaFa Agbényiga). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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