Donderdag 14 September 2017

Nederland, Leiden - ASC - Lezing en debat
Seminar: The charitable commodification & its consequences for child protection in Africa
Donderdag 14 September 2017 15:30 - 17:00

In her book Crying for Our Elders: African Orphanhood in the Age of HIV and AIDS, Kristen Cheney argues that the misidentification of “orphans” as a category for development and humanitarian intervention has subsequently been misappropriated by many Western individuals and charitable organizations, resulting in an ‘orphan industrial complex’ that problematically commoditizes children as targets for charitable intervention - particularly in the global south. Using a case study of Uganda, Cheney will explain the concept of the orphan industrial complex: how it works and what its consequences are for children, families, and child protection systems. Please register