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Child Maltreatment

Child Abuse and Neglect in Uganda

Editors: Kaawa-Mafigiri, David, Walakira, Eddy (Eds.)

  • The first volume on child maltreatment in Africa written by scholars within their own country
  • Examines issues both specific to the Ugandan contexts as well as broadly experienced in child maltreatment work in non-Euro-American countries
  • Provides a unique emic perspective on addressing issues related to children’s right
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This book provides a unique perspective on addressing issues of various forms of violence against children from scholars within their own country. Bringing together cross-disciplinary expertise, this volume addresses a vast range of topics related to child abuse and neglect in Uganda.  
Exploring areas from the protection of street children to cultural proverbs related to child maltreatment, this volume examines issues both specific to the Ugandan contexts as well as broadly experienced in child maltreatment work in non-Euro-American countries. This book surveys the breadth of the child protection field, covering issues of children’s universal rights, challenges of protection and ethical quandaries in researching and addressing maltreatment.

About the authors

Dr. David Kaawa-Mafigiri is a Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Social Work and Social Administration, School of Social Sciences, Makerere University where he lectures in the health and health care track including an urban health course. Dr. Mafigiri is a medical anthropologist with public health training and served as the Associate Director of the Center for Social Sciences Research on AIDS (CeSSRA) a collaborative effort between the departments of anthropology, epidemiology and biostatistics and bioethics at Case Western Reserve and social and medical researchers at Makerere University and the Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC) in Kampala. Dr. Mafigiri has published book chapters, journal articles, working papers and policy briefs including in the area of child wellbeing.

Dr. Eddy J. Walakira lectures at Makerere University in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, School of Social Sciences. He holds a PhD from the University of Vienna in Social and Cultural Anthropology. He obtained a Masters in Development Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma in Children and Youth from the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, Netherlands. He holds a Bachelor in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University. He lectures and researches mostly on issues of vulnerable children and youth. He has offered advisory services to several international organisations and local NGOs in Africa working with Children and Youth particularly on themes linked to child rights, child protection, social protection, child labour, HIV and AIDS, youth empowerment, programming for children and youth, and upward policy analysis and advocacy.  He has been instrumental in leading teams in the development of national action plans on Orphans and other vulnerable children, and the development of practice focused curricula for mid-career and long serving professionals in the field of child protection, and alternative care for children.  

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kaawa-Mafigiri, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Building Research Evidence and Collaborative Partnerships in Uganda to Prevent and Protect Children Against Violence: Concerns and Priorities for Action

    Walakira, Eddy Joshua (et al.)

    Pages 11-31

  • “Situated” Understandings of Child Abuse and Maltreatment in Uganda

    Seruwagi, Gloria Kimuli

    Pages 33-48

  • Proverbs and Child Protection: A Case Study of Three Bantu Languages: Luganda, Lusoga and Runyankole

    Bukuluki, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Child Maltreatment in Uganda: Discourses and Representations in the Ugandan Print Media

    Muhangi, Denis

    Pages 69-91

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48535-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-48534-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child Abuse and Neglect in Uganda
Editors
  • David Kaawa-Mafigiri
  • Eddy Walakira
Series Title
Child Maltreatment
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48535-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48535-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48534-8
Series ISSN
2211-9701
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 338
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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