The scourge of HIV/Aids which is ravaging Africa, and most particularly subSaharan Africa, has especially dire effects for children and the fulﬁlment of their rights. Despite a slow start, policy makers and legal systems are beginning to respond to provide a more protective and enabling framework in the context of the rapidly changing demographics of our societies being brought about by the disease. Indeed, the rise of HIV/Aids and its impact on children has spawned an entirely new children’s rights ‘language’: the ‘orphan generation’, OVCs (orphaned and vulnerable children), MTCT (mother-to-child-transmission) and child-headed households have long since entered the everyday lexicon in policy and programming on the continent.
|Title of host publication||Children's Rights in Africa|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Legal Perspective|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||20|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9780754689355, 9781315571607|
|ISBN (Print)||9780754648871, 9781138264625|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Oct 2008|