Building Resilience: A Rights-based Approach to Children and HIV/AIDS in Africa

This paper sets out the situation facing children affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa, assesses the responses to date, and offers recommendations for effective approaches. It finds that efforts have so far been generally piecemeal and inadequate to the size of the problem, and government efforts have been weak. To better protect children, the paper emphasizes the importance of strengthening caregivers’ and households’ commitments to the well-being of children. This requires that, instead of delivering uncoordinated and often unsustainable external programs and projects that attempt to reach children directly, interventions should be directed at the concentric circles of care and influence that surround children, such as families, schools, neighbourhoods, and extending outwards to the media, legislative frameworks, and policies that have a bearing on children’s lives. Authors: L.M. Richter; S. Rama
Publisher: Child Rights Information Network , 2006

Download the document

Share this article:


Last articles in

Explore the compelling stories of immigrant Latinx women and their children in New York City, shedding light on their challenges and triumphs through powerful two to three-minute videos in this collaborative project by Equity for Children, The StoryCenter, and Voces Latinas.
In July 2023, the 5th Latin American and Caribbean Biennial on Early Childhood, Childhood, and Youth convened in Manizales, Colombia. It brought together more than 1500 academics, researchers, civil society stakeholders, social organizations, and policymakers from 22 countries and 186 cities throughout Latin America.

Quick search

Type any word of phrase you would like to search in the “Keyword field” and click on “Search” button.
You may also use the Advanced search tool to fine tune your search.