Africa

This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Africa. Browse resources by region, country, or category. Resources related particularly to North Africa can also be found on the Middle East and North Africa page.

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The Society for AIDS In Africa (SAA), the custodian of ICASA, and the Government of Rwanda,

The 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa is taking place in Kigali, Rwanda at Kigali Convention Centre. 

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU),

International Federation of Social Workers 2019 Africa Region Conference will be held in Kampala, Uganda on 28-31 October 2019.

BBC News,

This video from BBC News tells the stories of mixed-race children in Africa who were separated from their mothers, taken from their countries of origin, and brought to live with "host families" in Belgium during the Belgian colonial period.

KTN News,

This video segment from The Lead exposes corruption and abuse within some of Kenya's children's homes.

Jack Losh - BBC News,

This article from BBC News tells the stories of two brothers who had lost their father in a raid on their village in the Central African Republic and who came into the care of local foster parents.

Beugre, Anita Princia W. - Leiden University,

Set in Central Region Ghana, using Country-Side Children’s Welfare Home (CCWH) as the main case study, this thesis investigates the underlying factors that are preventing families in the Bawjiase and surroundings from opening their homes and hearts to vulnerable children.

Clifford O. Odimegwu - Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa,

This paper examines all policy and laws related to families in the South, West, East and Central regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

Charles Dziro - Emerging Adulthood,

This article examines the challenges encountered by, and the opportunities available to, young adults as they transition from informal kinship-based foster care to independent living in the Bikita District of Zimbabwe.

REPSSI,

REPSSI is hosting its 5th biannual Psychosocial Support (PSS) Forum, under the theme “Breaking Barriers…Creating Connections” which is organised jointly by the Government of Namibia.

Mokoene Ziphora Kearabetswe & Khunou Grace - Critical Social Policy,

Through a thematic content analysis of qualitative interviews with members of migrants’ families, this article illustrates that in the context of internal labour migration, family responsibilities shift in ways that make unemployed grandmothers in South Africa who do not receive the Old Age Grant vulnerable.