Importance of Early Language Development,Child Wellbeing, Social Mobility and Language

Wellbeing means different things in different contexts. Traditionally, it has been used to describe a positive condition that goes beyond physical wellness to include perceptions of happiness and satisfaction. Today, international organizations define wellbeing more precisely through a set of indicators which are thought to contribute to the physical and psychological wellbeing of entire populations. …

EAC Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Bill, 2017

  By Irene Wali The East African Community Legislative Assembly (EALA) has drafted a BILL known as EAC Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) BILL 2017. When the bill becomes law it intends to prevent unwanted pregnancies, risky abortion and sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Extracts of the bill read: The partner states shall ensure that …

What to consider in child health

By Liz Busisa Child health, as the World Health Organization defines, is a state of physical, mental, intellectual, social and emotional well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Healthy children live in families, environments, and communities that provide them with the opportunity to reach their fullest developmental potential. From the definition by …

How Safe is Your Child While Using the Internet? Children’s Rights Extend Online as well as Offline

  Not only are children going online in ever-greater numbers, but they increasingly rely on the internet for a range of basic needs and rights — for education, information, communication, play, family relations, and so on. Amanda Third (2014) multinational consultation with children living in 16 countries concluded that children now regard access to digital …

Violence against Children in All Care Settings: Africa Expert Consultation

By Annlyne Barbara Oranga The Global prevalence on violence against children report, indicated that African children suffer from violence from their mother, relatives, guardians and providers of the alternative care, while the child line report indicate that children are abused by people close to them. 50 % of which represents children between the age of …

Say No to Child labour

By Liz Busisa There are many kinds of labour that are considered legal in any jurisdiction. These are the kinds of labour practices that are beneficial to both individuals and their communities. However, a particular labour practice has come to be abused over several centuries ago till date that governments and other institutions concerned have …