Claudia Lopes

A tragic tale of child abuse or just another police crime statistic?

Although we all need to take responsibility to prevent violence against women and children, it is also the government’s duty to ensure that its citizens are safe and thus logically the state should be ensuring that organizations which provide social welfare services on behalf of the state (as this essentially should be government’s responsibility) are given adequate financial resources and support. Claudia Lopes discusses this failing.

Call For Contributions: Gender and Development Journal: Inequalities

The July 2015 issue of the international journal Gender & Development will look at Inequalities.

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