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Violence against young children : a painful issue [whole issue]

June 2006

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child condemns 'all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation', and yet cultural practices often tolerate or even encourage some forms of violence, such as corporal punishment, genital mutilation or forced early marriage. This issue of Early Childhood Matters aims to contribute to the debate around the concept and practice of violence, abuse and neglect. Includes case studies of projects designed to reduce violence at home, in schools and in the streets

Mtaa community dialogue on wife inheritance in relation to HIV/AIDS

BARASA, Mary Stella
et al
March 2003

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This baseline survey into the issue of wife inheritance was used to encourage the Mtaa community to openly discuss the issue of wife inheritance; encourage it to discard bad practices that might accelerate HIV/AIDS infection; and create awareness of the dangers related to wife inheritance in the face of HIV/AIDS. Group discussions and a plenary presentation were used to gather information from participants. The report outlines the findings and conclusions of the survey

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