The prevention of violence against children: creating a common understanding

SOURCE: South African child gauge
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Van Niekerk, M.Makoae
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.Mathews, L.Jamieson, L.Lake, C.Smith
KEYWORDS: CHILDREN, VIOLENCE
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8646

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Abstract

The World Study on Violence against children noted that violence against children is never justifiable or inevitable, and that if its underlying causes are identified and addressed, violence against children is entirely preventable. This essay addresses the following questions: - what is meant by violence prevention? - how is South Africa doing? - what are the recommendations?