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Saliwe Kawewe and Robert Dibie

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United Nations and the Problem of Women and Children Abuse in Third World Nations

Kawewe and Dibie argue that governments, the U.N., NGOs, parents, and human services professionals have failed to significantly curb the cruelty to children, especially the girl child and young women, practiced worldwide. Despite efforts by the United Nations, child neglect and abuse persist internationally under the rubric of cultural and religious freedom. The authors propose ways to strengthen nationally defined goals for eradicating such abuse.

women, women’s rights, children — child abuse — third world, Third World — women’s rights, United Nations — child abuse, United Nations — women’s rights

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 26, No. 1 (1999): 78-98