Child Rights Violation and Mechanism for Protection of Children Rights in Southern Africa: A Perspective of Central, Eastern and Luapula Provinces of Zambia


Authors : Prosper Ng’andu, Lewis Bwalya Chilufya

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 8 - August

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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Children in any traditional society are regarded as property of their parents and therefore, are invested or treasured with the rights deemed for them to undertake their duties. Nonetheless, some quarters in Southern Africa and globally the parents’ rights to the children are not inviolable and as such states are taking a right to protect children’s interest. The article analysis the extent of child rights violation in terms of child abuse in Southern Africa in the perspective of three (3) provinces in Zambia and mechanises put in place to ensure children rights protection. The conclusion is drawn and thereafter, recommendations. The article is built on the mixed research methodology study conducted in the six (6) districts from the three (3) Provinces in Zambia by comparison of per-urban and urban districts. In the study, semi-structured interview, observation and Focus Group Discussion was used to capture primary data whereas, secondary data was collected from official documents of enumeration sheet and other literatures. Quantitative data, which was collected through the enumeration data sheets, was analyzed using Excel to generate tables and other data presentation formats, whereas, Qualitative data was analyzed thematically.

Keywords : Child rights, Violation, Protection, Southern Africa and Zambia.

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