Online Book: Children’s Rights in Namibia

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has posted online the full-text of the following book:

Children’s Rights in Namibia

edited by Oliver C. Ruppel

Windhoek: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2009

ISBN
978-99916-0-891-4

http://www.kas.de/wf/doc/kas_18139-544-2-30.pdf

http://www.kas.de/proj/home/pub/8/2/dokument_id-18139/index.html

Table of Contents:

Contents i
Foreword
Anton Bösl
iii
Acknowledgements v
List of Contributors vii
List of Abbreviations xvi
Introduction
Oliver C Ruppel
1
The protection of children’s rights in Namibia: Law and policy
Lotta N Ambunda and Willard T Mugadza
5
The protection of children’s rights under international law from a Namibian perspective
Oliver C Ruppel
53
A major decision: Considering the age of majority in Namibia
Rachel Coomer and Dianne Hubbard
101
Work in progress: The Child Care and Protection Act in Namibia
Lena N Kangandjela and Clever Mapaure
121
The best interest of the child
Yvonne Dausab
145
Children’s right to citizenship
Faith Chipepera and Katharina G Ruppel-Schlichting
159
Custody and guardianship of children
Felicity !Owoses-/Goagoses
177
Adoption: Statutory and customary law aspects from a Namibian perspective
Oliver C Ruppel and Pombili L Shipila
189
Child labour: A universal problem from a Namibian perspective
Clever Mapaure
201
Realising the right to education for all: School policy on learner pregnancy in Namibia
Dianne Hubbard
223
Customary practices and children with albinism in Namibia: A constitutional challenge?
Ruusa N Ntinda
243
Children in polygynous marriages from a customary perspective
Prisca N Anyolo
255
“A man is not a man unless …”: Male circumcision – A legal problem?
Manfred O Hinz and Moudi Hangula
267
Restorative justice: The case for a Child Justice Act
Stefan Schulz
283
High Court of Namibia Vulnerable Witnesses’ Project
Annel M Silungwe
327
Child suggestibility in the Namibian justice system
Joab T Mudzanapabwe
331
Understanding the perpetrators of violent crimes against children
Veronica C de Klerk
347
Access to information by orphans and other vulnerable children in the Ohangwena Region
Chiku Mchombu
363
Child trafficking, child prostitution and the potential dangers of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa
Michael Conteh
375
The Ombudsman for Children in Poland: A model for Namibia?
Agata Rogalska-Piechota
391
Accessibility of social assistance benefits in indigenous African communities from a South African perspective
Gugulethu Nkosi
409
In search of a focus: Methodological provocations in the quest for the recognition and implementation of children’s rights and legal entitlements
Julie Stewart
425

UNICEF Information by Country

The UN Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF’) Information by Country portal is a quick way to get access to health, development and demographic statistics for over 150 couintries.  Makes comparisons among countries very easy. Simply selct a country and then click on the statistics link on the left.

http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/

Categories of statistics avaialable on the site:

Basic Indicators

Nutrition

Health

HIV AIDS

Education

Demographic Indicators

Economic Indicators

Women

Child Protection

The Rate of Progress

Under-five mortality rankings