Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Culture, Society and Religion"
|Titel||No painful blows or hurtful words...|
|Tijdschrift||Early Childhood Matters|
|Organisatie||Bernard van Leer Foundation|
|Onderwerp||Culture, Society and Religion|
|Samenvatting||Over the years in Guatemala there have been an increasing number of reports on ill-treatment and sexual abuse of children. These reflect poor childcare practice, the weakening social fabric and increased violence in the country. However, these reports are based on official figures, which show just the tip of the iceberg. The problem is much|
more serious. Working alongside local non-governmental organisations, Plan Guatemala carried out preliminary studies, research projects and studies at the local level. Results from these studies showed that many of the situations in which children are vulnerable are perceived by Guatemalan society as being acceptable and, in many cases, even normal
occurrences. Rigid childcare models justify the use of violence towards children as an educational and disciplinary technique. Within this context, in February 2007, together with unicef and the International Child Development Programme (icdp), we began to implement workshops under the title of ‘I’m a person too’.
|Rechten||© 2007 Bernard van Leer Foundation|