Child Abuse in Kenya
There are 4 main types of child abuse which are:
— physical abuse
— sexual abuse
— emotional abuse
Physical abuse of a child is defined as those acts of order by a caregiver that cause actual physical harm or have the potential for harm.
Sexual abuse is defined as those acts where a caregiver uses a child for sexual gratification.
In kenya there are many children mostly girls who go through sexual abuse just in order for them to get money to survive.
Below is a link that lead to an article from the standar newspaper on sexual abuse faced by a 14 year old by her stepfather.
Emotional abuse includes the failure of a caregiver to provide an appropriate and supportive environment, and includes acts that have an bad effect on the emotional health and development of a child. Such acts include restricting a child’s movements, threats and intimidation, discrimination, rejection and other nonphysical forms of unsympathetic treatment.
Neglect refers to the failure of a parent to provide for the development of the child or where the parent is in a position to do so in one or more of the following areas such as health, education, emotional development, nutrition, shelter and safe living conditions. Neglect is thus notable from circumstances of poverty in that neglect can occur only in cases where reasonable resources are available to the family or caregiver.
In Kenya there are many ways in which children are neglected. some children are neglected due to the state of their family for example in the video below the mothers have to sell their daughters as prostitutes in order for them to get money to keep the family stable.
Comparing the Right of Children to that of u.k and south africa
Compared to the right of the children in Kenya to the ones in united kingdom in Kenya there is no social security, special right for children and also the is no special protection for the children. Compared to the rights in Kenya to the one’s of south Africa is in south Africa the children have a legal practitioner assigned to the child by the state, and at state expense, in civil proceedings affecting the child and also the children are not allowed to be used when there is war.
The opinion of the Citizens on Children' s Rights Being Violated
My own Opinion on Childrens Rights being Violated
My opinion on children’s rights being abused or violated is that it is a very bad act and it needs to be put a stop to immediately. As a child myself, I am lucky to be under the protection of my parents and get all the necessities I need. But when I position myself into another child whose rights are abused’s shoes and I sit and imagine if my rights were violated or abused. I would feel depressed and hurt which is why I feel that these children need a voice which is why I created the BlogSpot.
what the Government is doing about Childrens Right's being Abused
In the video below it show on the efforts and what the government and foundations are doing to help children's rights from being violated:
The search engine you tube ( link of video is hyperlinked on video)
The google search engine for images( links of images is hyperlinked on the picture)
The interviewers which are Mr Mehmood Jagani
Ms Masuma Fazel