Child rights and abuse in Tharaka District Eastern Province, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Higher Degree and Research (CHDR)
This study is to examine child’s rights and abuse in tharaka in order to evaluate the most common forms of child right abases , who are the main right abuses , the factors predisposing children’s other stake holders to strategies to be adopted to promote children’s rights protecting The study was guided by the following objectives, to identify the common forms Childs rights abuses in tharaka identify factors .Predisposing children to abuse in tharaka and to identify the challenges faced by government and others to reduce child rights abuses The methodology used in the study was descriptive survey design. However a total of 148 respondents were chosen for the study determined through slovein formula. The main research instrument was the questionnaire and interview guide. The study established that the most common forms of child rights abuses in tharaka were , child labor, sexual abuses and neglect , while the child abusers are parents ,relatives teachers and wealthy people. Factors predisposing children to abuse are Alcoholisms; Irresponsible parenting, broken families the ineffective laws and long distance to schools. The community should be sensitized and educated on taking redress at the earliest opportunity to protect children from abuses.
A thesis presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the a and of Master degree in conflicts resolution and peace building of Kampala International University
Child rights, Child rights and abuse, Tharaka District Eastern Province, Kenya