Family ties: reconstructing the care of vulnerable children: the 'orphan' label doesn't help

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Richter, L.Sherr
KEYWORDS: CAREGIVERS, FAMILY PARTICIPATION, HIV/AIDS, ORPHANS, ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN (OVC)
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/november-2009/family-ties
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6121

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Abstract

It is our shared human and global duty to protect the rights of vulnerable people affected by HIV and AIDS, yet when it comes to children we seem to have taken protection too far - we seem to overlook the needs of their families and caregivers who are also in great need of assistance, said Linda Richter and Lorraine Sherr at the AIDS Impact Conference in Botswana in September.