This paper begins with reflection upon the specific protection needs of children insettings of political violence as identified by child protection actors. It then considers thenature of institutional response offered by child-focussed humanitarian organisations.Particular attention will be paid to the challenges of public advocacy addressing thesources of harm to the young, taking into account the political agendas and sensitivitiesattendant to many of the world’s conflict zones. From this perspective, the piececonstitutes 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 itis to ensure not just the healing of children harmed by political violence but also moreeffective prevention of such harm in the first instance.
|Place of Publication||Online|
|Publisher||Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2014|
|Name||Bath Papers in International Development and Wellbeing|
Hart, J. (2014). Engaging with children living amidst political violence: Towards an integrated approach to protection. (Bath Papers in International Development and Wellbeing; No. 31). Online: Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath.