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Building resilience: a rights-based approach to children and HIV/AIDS in Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-21 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-29T07:15:27Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-29T07:15:27Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6233
dc.description Commissioned by Save the Children Sweden, May en
dc.description.abstract Many children in Sub-Saharan Africa, in addition to those who receive most media attention (i.e. orphans, child heads-of-household, and children living with HIV/AIDS), are affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and social instability. They include already vulnerable children, especially children with disabilities and children living outside of family care, as well as children living with chronically ill or disabled adults, children in homes that have become poorer as a result of fostering in children from the extended family, and children in communities suffering a high burden of illness, dependency, destitution, and death. In all of these situations, children?s health, economic and food security, family life, connections to social institutions, opportunities to learn, human rights to development, and hopes for the future, are threatened. A continuum of responses is needed to assist children living in communities affected by HIV/AIDS. At one end of the continuum, specific assistance must be provided for the relatively small number of extremely vulnerable children, including children with severe disabilities, abused children, children without adult support, and children living in and out of the streets; at the other end of the continuum, all children in AIDS-affected countries must have increased access to government-provided social protection in all sectors, including health, education, and welfare provision. Only in this way will the health and well-being of all children, including those made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS, be improved. en
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dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject ORPHANS en
dc.subject POVERTY en
dc.subject SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA en
dc.title Building resilience: a rights-based approach to children and HIV/AIDS in Africa en
dc.type Research report-client en
dc.BudgetYear 2006/07 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth, Family and Social Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4400 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=5647 en
dc.outputnumber 2968 en
dc.bibliographictitle Richter, L.M. & Rama, S. (2006) Building resilience: a rights-based approach to children and HIV/AIDS in Africa. (Commissioned by Save the Children Sweden, May). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6233 en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Richter, L.M. en
dc.contributor.author2 Rama, S. en

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