Query: subjects: "Culture, Society and Religion"
|Title||Protecting children from violence and abuse : a view from the Oak Foundation|
|Authors||F. Bruce, F. Marriam|
|Journal||Early Childhood Matters|
|Organisation||Bernard van Leer Foundation|
|Subject||Culture, Society and Religion|
|Keywords||children, violence, human rights|
|Abstract||The term ‘child protection’ is used in various ways. In some parts of the world it has been used in a narrow sense to identify the action taken by the state to remove children from environments that are violent, abusive and exploitative. Today, however, the term is being expanded. For example, in contexts of war or natural disasters, it can include programmes that offer education, play and recreation, providing |
structures and activities that help children regain a sense of normal life. The notion of ‘protection’ thus takes a much wider meaning than simply protection from harm or abuse. Oak’s programme on child abuse is targeted specifically at sexual abuse (a cross-cutting form of violence to children that excludes no sector of the population) and sexual exploitation of children in exchange for cash or in kind (goods, benefits, advantages, etc.). The two are linked intimately in the lives of many children around the world and in many programmes they are considered together.
|Rights||© 2006 Bernard van Leer Foundation|