n Child Abuse Research in South Africa - Poverty and child abuse in Zimbabwe : a social work perspective

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-1383



This article focuses on how poverty has contributed to the unfortunate situation of abuse of children in Zimbabwe. The abuse of children has taken the form of trampling upon their fundamental rights as enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights of the Child. Forms of abuse which are prevalent include sexual, emotional, neglect and child labour. It also examines the social workers roles in addressing child abuse. The article recommends mainstreaming child abuse in poverty alleviation programmes as a way of tackling child abuse.

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