Thari Ya Bana: Reflections on Children in Botswana 2011

University of Botswana and UNICEF

While the articles presented here bring together research and reflections on children’s issues in Botswana the issues themselves are not unique to Botswana and thus the findings reported in this publication will also benefit children in other countries. The articles in the various chapters of the publication have been structured to follow the life cycle of the child as she or he grows and is faced with different issues that need to be addressed. As such the publication is divided into 5 sections. These are:

  • Young Child Survival
  • Child Development
  • Child Protection
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Child-sensitive Social Protection

Issues related to care and children outside of families are addressed across these 5 sections, with submissions dedicated to child abandonment, provision of statutory foster care, and the effectiveness of child support grant programs.