Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Maimela, Mukovhe Melva URN etd-08032010-153621 Document Title Combating traditional practices harmful to girls : a consideration of legal and community-based approaches Degree LLM Department Centre for Human Rights Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Dr A Skelton Committee Chair Keywords
- traditional practices
- human rights
- South Africa
- cultural different practices
Date 2010-04-22 Availability unrestricted Abstract
Africa is a diverse continent. Different communities have different cultural practices they participate in. Children who form part of these communities are also expected to take part. Some of these practices are harmful to children. This is a human rights issue, given the clash between children’s rights and the right to participate in one’s cultural activities. This is a widely recognised fact. For this reason, the law protects children in this regard. The challenge is that despite these laws, children are still subjected to these harmful traditional practices.
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