RESEARCH PAPERS

In achieving one of the major Research Monitoring and Documentation (RMD) objective, CRADLE conducts in-depth research and documentation tasks to educate and enlighten various stakeholders on numerous issues affecting the child. We conduct informative baseline surveys, review best practices approaches and recommend child friendly policies and legislations. The information is disseminated through reports and research papers which are posted here for learning purpose

WHY RATIFY THE FORCED LABOUR PROTOCOL  

The newly adopted protocol by the International Labour Organization (ILO) is simply aimed is tackling the menace of forced labour in the modern world.  This new protocol by the ILO has since updated the 84-year-old Forced Labour Convention.
The original convention was created in 1930 to eliminate Forced labor and prevent colonial-era governments from abusing workers. Which in most instances included, unpaid wages, excessively long work hours without rest days, confiscation of ID documents, little freedom of movement, deception, intimidation and physical or sexual violence.

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(Published on 14th April 2016)

CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

The exploitation of children is addressed in the CRC, which states that,
States Parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social and educational measures to protect the child from all forms of physical or mental violence, …exploitation, including sexual abuse…. In addition to that, the 1956 Supplementary Convention on Slavery prohibits the delivery of a minor by parents to another person “with a view to the exploitation of the child or young person or of his labour.”

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(Published on 14th April 2016)

INCLUSIVITY OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

“Disability is not Inability” words of encouragement often given by those who perceive that people with physical challenges are helpless and cannot ably do what without physical challenges effortlessly do.
An estimated 80% of all individuals with disabilities reside in isolated areas in developing countries with 150 million of them being children. According to the 2009 census report, 1.3 million Kenyans have disabilities or are physically challenged in one way or another.

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(Published on 14th April 2016)

THE DRUG MENACE AT THE KENYAN COAST

Drug abuse is one of the biggest problems confronting Kenya, especially among the youth. Incidents of drug and alcohol abuse and related anti-social behaviour have increased in recent years. The problem of drug abuse in the Coastal areas has been growing at an alarming rate.  The ease of access and availability of cannabis among community members is a contributing factor to its greater use. While the fact that production and consumption of khat is legal.….click here to download PDF

(Published on 15th April 2016)