Violence in society
The Transforming Role of the Family
Society today often fails to hear the wake-up call embedded in the happenings of the world, which, in many ways, are driven by technology and concerns of profit at the cost of human lives, especially the lives of children. It is important to protect children and strengthen their voices, which are often muffled or silenced by abuse, victimization, crime, domestic abuse, abandonment, poverty, labour, wars, pornography, crime and similar atrocities.This collection of papers presented by international experts at a global conference titled “Giving Children a Voice – The Transforming Role of the Family in a Global Society” challenges society at large to note the seriousness of child abuse, and the impact of technology on children. It raises questions on the rights of the child, and the role of parenthood in today’s contexts. The book, an excellent resource manual for researchers and those in professional practice, is sure to be a perennial source of inspiration to all those dealing with children.