This essay begins with reflection upon the specific protection needs of children in settings of political violence as identified by child protection actors. It then considers the nature of institutional response offered by child-focussed humanitarian organisations.Particular attention is paid to the challenges of public advocacy addressing the sources of harm to the young, taking into account the political agendas and sensitivities attendant to many of the world’s conflict zones. From this perspective, the piece constitutes a call to consider child protection in broader political-economic context, concluding with analysis of key ways in which the field requires further development if it is to ensure not just the healing of children harmed by political violence but also more effective prevention of such harm in the first instance.
|Title of host publication||Challenging Child Protection|
|Subtitle of host publication||New Directions in Safeguarding Children|
|Editors||L. Waterhouse, J. McGhee|
|Place of Publication||London, U. K.|
|Publisher||Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Aug 2015|