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In defence of children against family and community violence with a particular reference to informal settlements

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dc.contributor.author Molobi, Victor
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-23T13:14:37Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-23T13:14:37Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Molobi, V. 2005, 'In defence of children against family and community violence with a particular reference to informal settlements', Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae, vol. XXXII, no. 1, pp. 179-197. en
dc.identifier.issn 1017-0499
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4412
dc.description Peer reviewed en
dc.description.abstract South Africa has a history of healthy child rearing based on African traditional values, before the coming of squatter camps. The aim of this article is to identify some historical values and incorporate them in future for child rearing in informal settlement. The article will also discuss the way informal settlement children are exposed to violence to which they are most defenseless. Violence refers not only to physical bodily harm, but also to its psychological and spiritual effects on children. It hampers the normal development of children to maturity. We argue that violence cannot be a foundation for children to cope into adulthood. It is a gruesome experience fuelled by lack of social and moral constraints resulting from factors such as poverty and lack of parental care. Areas like informal settlements where violence is rife deprive children of normal social, mental, physical and spiritual development. By way of discussion, intensifying campaigns against abuse will be described with a view to encouraging adults to be responsible and to take clear stand against child abuse. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Church History Society of Southern Africa en
dc.subject Children against family
dc.subject Healthy child rearing
dc.subject Community violence
dc.subject Informal settlements
dc.title In defence of children against family and community violence with a particular reference to informal settlements en
dc.type Article en


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