Child Abuse and Neglect in Uganda

  • David Kaawa-Mafigiri
  • Eddy Joshua Walakira

Part of the Child Maltreatment book series (MALT, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. David Kaawa-Mafigiri, Eddy Joshua Walakira
    Pages 1-8
  3. Research and Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Eddy Joshua Walakira, Daniel Kikulwe, Ronald Luwangula, David Kaawa-Mafigiri, Badru Bukenya
      Pages 11-31
    3. Paul Bukuluki, Aloysious Nnyombi, Jude T. Rwemisisi, Ronald Luwangula, Ronard Mukuye, Ismael Ddumba-Nyanzi
      Pages 49-68
  4. Community and Child Protection

  5. Culturally Specific Forms of Child Maltreatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Eric Awich Ochen, Laban Kashaija Musinguzi, Esther Nanfuka Kalule, Eugene Gerald Ssemakula, Rebecca Kukundakwe, Chris C. Opesen et al.
      Pages 129-143
    3. Paul Bukuluki, Simon Fellows, Ronald Luwangula
      Pages 145-177
  6. Child Rights and Justice for Children

  7. Responses to Child Maltreatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Eddy Joshua Walakira, Daniel Kikulwe, Ronald Luwangula, Mark Riley, Badru Bukenya, Ismael Ddumba-Nyanzi
      Pages 253-270
    3. Daniel Kikulwe, Eddy Joshua Walakira, Lyne Ssebikindu, Joy Ssebikindu, Denis Muhangi, Fred Matovu
      Pages 297-310
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 335-338

About this book


This book provides a unique perspective on addressing issues of various forms of violence against children from scholars within their own country. Bringing together cross-disciplinary expertise, this volume addresses a vast range of topics related to child abuse and neglect in Uganda.  

Exploring areas from the protection of street children to cultural proverbs related to child maltreatment, this volume examines issues both specific to the Ugandan contexts as well as broadly experienced in child maltreatment work in non-Euro-American countries. This book surveys the breadth of the child protection field, covering issues of children’s universal rights, challenges of protection and ethical quandaries in researching and addressing maltreatment.


Children and Domestic Water Collection in Rural Uganda Prevention and Response to Violence Against Children Workforce for Uganda’s Local Governments Education in the Reintegration of Children Problems with Uganda’s Juvenile Justice System Child Rights Abuse and Neglect in Uganda’s HIV/AIDS Social Stigma towards Children of Prisoners Community and Child Protection in Uganda Promoting Child Protection Improving Alternative Care for Neglected and Child Survivors Human Rights in Uganda Deprivation of Childhood in Uganda Culturally Specific Forms of Child Maltreatment

Editors and affiliations

  • David Kaawa-Mafigiri
    • 1
  • Eddy Joshua Walakira
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Social Work and Social Administration, School of Social SciencesMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  2. 2.Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Center for Social Science Research on AIDS (CeSSRA), School of Social SciencesMakerere UniversityKampalaUganda

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-48534-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-48535-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-9701
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-971X
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