The issue of child vulnerability is a concern of many postcolonial African governments. The deplorable conditions under which orphans and other vulnerable children live compounds general family poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Governments and international bodies have passed laws to improve the situation of children. However, this paper will demonstrate, the status of children in Sub-Saharan Africa has continued to deteriorate, thus putting into question the effectiveness of these legislations. With a focus on Kenya, this study explores the possibility of a bottom-up integrated approach that is culturally sensitive in tackling the challenges facing children in Kenya.
Otieno, David Ngira
"The Role of African Culture in the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Kenyan Experience,"
International Social Science Review: Vol. 94
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/issr/vol94/iss3/3
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