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Intervening Religious and Cultural Based Violence Against Children in Indonesia: A Theortical Analysis
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This research is a case-study based primarily on theory and pre-existing documents describing the history and the current situation in regards to violence against children in Indonesia. The theory of intervention is analysed against the context of Indonesia with an aim to find which of the selected intervention approaches – the systems approach, the human ecology approach, the lifecycle approach and the community based approach – are considered most appropriate, in terms of minimal obstacles or barriers, for recommendation to be implemented by religious leaders to eliminate violence against children. Furthermore, this research finds which types of violence against children – those with religious motivation or those with cultural motivation – each of these four intervention approaches are best suited for. The study finds that the former two approaches are lesser recommended for religious leaders on their own to lead, and that the latter two are better able to provide the necessary social programming. While conditions apply, each of the approaches are capable of intervening violence motivated by both religious and cultural norms.

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2016. , 62 p.
Keyword [en]
Violence against children, Religion, Culture, Indonesia, Theory of Intervention, Systems approach, Human Ecology approach, Lifecycle approach, Community Based approach
National Category
Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295422OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295422DiVA: diva2:933643
Educational program
Master Programme in Religion in Peace and Conflict
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-07 Last updated: 2016-06-14Bibliographically approved

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