The socio-cultural context of child abuse:a betrayal of trust

SOURCE: Sexual abuse of young children in southern Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Guma, N.Henda
SOURCE EDITOR(S): L.Richter, A.Dawes, C.Higson-Smith
KEYWORDS: CHILD ABUSE, CHILDREN, SEXUAL ABUSE, SOCIO-CULTURAL PRACTICES
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpublishers.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2038
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2665

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to discuss the relationship between socio-cultural practices, and child abuse and maltreatment. The abuse and neglect of children is a global problem, and yet different nationalities and social groups vary considerably in the way in which they perceive and address the issue.