The Impact of War on Children

A Review of Progress Since the 1996 United Nations Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children

Author: Graça Machel


ISBN: 9781850654858

Category: Children and war

Page: 230

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Graca Machel, UNICEF's special rapporteur, also scrutinises sexual crimes in time of war, the fate of orphans, the disproportionate suffering of children endure in civil wars, and their special vulnerability to such side-effects of conflict as famine, disease and social fragmentation. "The Impact of War on Children" is an urgent call to action-for the commitment and tenacity needed to protect children from the atrocities of war. Children present a uniquely compelling motivation for mobilisation, and an opportunity to confront the problems that cause their suffering. This book is complemented by 16 evocative photographs by Sebastiao Salgado, a documentary photographer of world renown, covering Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Rwanda and elsewhere.

The Impact of War on Children

A Review of Progress Since the 1996 United Nations Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children

Author: Graça Machel

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780312294229

Category: Political Science

Page: 230

View: 4046

In 1994 the United Nations asked Graca Machel to produce a report on the impact of armed conflict on children. Her groundbreaking study provided the first human rights assessment of children as victims of large and small wars. This book, published in conjuction with UNICEF, presents the original findings, documents the actions that have been taken to date, and catalogs the horrific levels of violence and oppression still affecting millions of children today. Machel looks at child soldiers; the 20 million internally displaced and refugee children world wide; child victims of landmines, AIDS, and sexual exploitation; and the psychological consequences of war on the very young. This powerful book is complemented by 20 evocative photos by Sebastiao Salgado, the world's greatest documentary photographer.

The Impact of War on Children

A Review of Progress Since the 1996 United Nations Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children

Author: Graca Machel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780312294229

Category: Children and war

Page: N.A

View: 432


Die vergessene Generation

Die Kriegskinder brechen ihr Schweigen

Author: Sabine Bode

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608105042

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7124

Noch nie hat es in Deutschland eine Generation gegeben, der es so gut ging wie den heute 60- bis 75jährigen. Doch man weiß wenig über sie, man redet nicht über sie - eine unauffällige Generation. Jetzt beginnen sie zu reden, nach langen Jahren des Schweigens. Die Kriegskindergeneration ist im Ruhestand, die eigenen Kinder sind längst aus dem Haus. Bei vielen kommen jetzt die Erinnerungen allmählich hervor und mit ihnen auch Ängste, manchmal sogar die unverarbeiteten Kriegserlebnisse. Sie wollen nun über sich selbst nachdenken und sprechen. Der Psychoanalytiker Horst-Eberhard Richter spricht von einer »verschwiegenen, unentdeckten Welt«. Mit den Holocaust-Opfern habe man sich eingehend beschäftigt, mit der Kriegskindergeneration nie. Ihnen wurde gesagt: »Sei froh, daß du überhaupt überlebt hast. Vergiß alles und schau lieber nach vorne!« Sie haben den Bombenkrieg miterlebt oder die Vertreibung, ihre Väter waren im Feld, in Gefangenschaft oder sind gefallen. Diese Erinnerungen haben sie bislang in sich verschlossen gehalten, sie trösteten sich mit der Einstellung: »Andere haben es noch viel schlimmer gehabt als wir.« So wurde eine ganze Generation geprägt: Man funktionierte, baute auf, fragte wenig, jammerte nie, wollte vom Krieg nichts hören - und man konnte kein Brot wegwerfen.

War and Children

A Reference Handbook

Author: Kendra E. Dupuy,Krijn Peters

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313362084

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 2084

A comprehensive, up-to-date presentation of how children and young people are affected by and respond to situations of armed conflict and postwar reconstruction. * Includes biographical profiles of real young people caught up in war and postwar reconstruction * Offers an annotated bibliography of key works, plus chapter-by-chapter links to further reading

So fern wie nah

Author: John Boyne

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030154

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1298

Der Autor des Weltbestsellers ›Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama‹ schreibt über den Ersten Weltkrieg Als an Alfies fünftem Geburtstag der Erste Weltkrieg ausbricht, verspricht sein Vater, nicht in dem Kampf zu ziehen – und bricht sein Wort am Tag darauf. Vier harte Jahre später geht Alfie heimlich arbeiten, um seine Mutter zu unterstützen. Er ist davon überzeugt, dass er seinen Vater nie wiedersehen wird. Doch dann erfährt Alfie zufällig, dass sein Vater in einer Klinik für traumatisierte Soldaten behandelt wird. Und er beschließt, ihn nach Hause zu holen ...

Kindheit und Trauma

Trennung, Mißbrauch, Krieg

Author: Werner Hilweg

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525457986

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 6204


The Psychological Effects of War and Violence on Children

Author: Lewis A. Leavitt,Nathan A. Fox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317782240

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 5763

The outgrowth of a conference planned as a response to the need for researchers and clinicians to develop integrated plans for addressing the psychological trauma of children exposed to violence, this volume's goals are: * to summarize research on the subject with particular emphasis on the Gulf War; * to use this information to formulate an outline of what current knowledge suggests are reasonable approaches to public mental health intervention; and * to develop an agenda for future research necessary for improving clinical efforts in varying international conflicts. A significant collection of diverse perspectives attending to a diversity of cultural and political contexts, the contributors offer many conclusions about important dimensions for analyzing the effects of violence on children. Suggesting informed approaches to public mental health efforts which can be implemented, the work presented here directs attention to the need for interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers and clinicians to better understand the effects of exposure to violence on the psychological well being of children and the optimal modes of remediation on individual, family, and community levels.

Das Mädchen ohne Hände

Author: Mariatu Kamara

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426402467

Category: Art

Page: 208

View: 8499

Mariatu Kamara ist zwölf, als sie in die Wirren des Bürgerkriegs in Sierra Leone gerät: Rebellen hacken ihr beide Hände ab. Schwerverwundet nimmt sie den Kampf gegen ihr Schicksal auf und findet den Weg in eine lebenswerte Zukunft. Heute ist die 22-Jährige für das Kinderhilfswerk UNICEF als Sonderbotschafterin in den USA und Kanada unterwegs. Das Mädchen ohne Hände von Mariatu Kamara: als eBook erhältlich!

War and Public Health

Author: Barry S. Levy,Victor W. Sidel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195108149

Category: Medical

Page: 412

View: 9300

The first comprehensive examination of the relationship between war and public health, this book documents the public health consequences of war and describes what health professionals can do to minimize these consequences and even help prevent war altogether. It explores the effects of war on health, human rights, and the environment. The health and environmental impact of both conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction--nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons--is described in chapters that cover the consequences of their production, testing, maintenance, use, and disposal. The negative impact of the proliferation of weapons and of the international arms trade, including the diversion of resources that could otherwise be allocated for health and human welfare, is also discussed. Separate chapters cover especially vulnerable populations, such as women, children, and refugees. In-depth descriptions of specific military conflicts, including the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, and wars in Central America provide striking illustrations of the issues covered in other chapters. A series of chapters explores the roles of health professionals and of organizations during war, and in preventing war and its consequences. A wide range of individuals, including physicians, nurses, and other health professionals, will find this book enlightening and useful in their work. The book will be valuable for faculty and students in schools of public health, medicine, nursing, and other health professions. In addition, it will be useful to those working in the fields of law, economics, international studies, peace and conflict resolution, military studies, diplomacy, and sociology, and in related disciplines.

Promoting Social Justice for Young Children

Author: Beatrice S. Fennimore,A. Lin Goodwin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400705708

Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 4831

This book explores important current social justice issues that confront young children in America. A broad range of topics related to the fair treatment of young children and their families are approached with a fresh and hopeful energy. The central argument of this volume is that a fair and just society must protect the basic needs of all children so they are able to reach their full potential to learn, grow, and ultimately become productive democratic citizens. The book includes contributions from an impressive group of authors who have been consistent voices for the fair and equitable treatment of children in school and society. Each chapter examines a critical issue in child social justice with a focus on the current problem, historical importance of the issue, potential solutions, and a vision for the future. The book has been developed to reach a wide audience of professionals whose work involves children and who have grown concerned about social forces that cause child suffering and threaten the well-being or even the survival of children in the United States. Readers will come away with up to date information and a renewed commitment to being life-long advocates for children.

Psychosocial Concepts in Humanitarian Work with Children

A Review of the Concepts and Related Literature

Author: Program on Forced Migration and Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on Population,Roundtable on the Demography of Forced Migration

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309168014

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 3612

This report is concerned with reviewing psychosocial concepts in research related to humanitarian work, with particular emphasis on research related to children affected by prolonged violence and armed conflict.


Autobiographie eines Teddybären

Author: Tomi Ungerer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257008579


Page: 32

View: 7060

Ein Teddybär, der inzwischen bei einem Trödler in Amerika gelandet ist, erzählt, wie sein junger jüdischer Besitzer David und seine Freunde die Trennung während der Nazizeit und des Krieges überstanden, und wie David ihn jetzt viele Jahre später wiedergefunden hat.

Children of the Drug War

Perspectives on the Impact of Drug Policies on Young People

Author: Damon Barrett

Publisher: IDEA

ISBN: 9781617700187

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 9591

Book Description: A unique collection of original essays that investigates the impacts of the war on drugs on children and young people. With contributions from around the world and utilizing a wide range of styles and approaches including ethnographic studies, personal accounts and interviews, the book asks three fundamental questions: What have been the costs to children of the war on drugs? Is the protection of children from drugs a solid justification for current policies? What kinds of public fears and preconceptions exist in relation to drugs and the drug trade?

A Clinical Handbook on Child Development Paediatrics - E-Book

Author: Sandra Johnson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072958089X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 7222

This handbook offers a succinct study of Childhood Development Paediatrics with practical applications for helping the child and family through all areas of the developmental process. The book covers diverse topics like developmental delay, learning difficulties, attention deficit disorders, autism, Asperger syndrome, behaviour difficulties, language disorders, school refusal, bullying, emotional difficulties, neurological impairments that affect development (examples being cerebral palsy and brain injury) and motor coordination problems. It also offers online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect. The cases are followed by questions to test the acquired knowledge of the student on these topics. This practical guide to child development is ideal for trainee paediatricians, registrars, paediatricians and general practitioners. Deals with developmental issues unlike comprehensive paediatric or child psychiatry texts Concise text providing practical tips Clinically and practically orientated (e.g. history, physical examination, assessment techniques) Comparison of normal and abnormal/normal development Definitions (Chapters.8,11,12) to clarify terms Several chapters (e.g. Chapters 8,9,10) inform about special problems/illnesses, which are increasing in incidence Online case scenarios on autism, ADHD, school refusal and truancy, cerebral palsy and child abuse and neglect are available on Student Consult. Combines physical and psychological problems in the development of children, which might be already present at birth (Cerebral Palsy) or which might be apparent later in life (Chapter 8)