Vasintha Veeran

Vasintha Veeran
University of Seychelles | UNISEY · Department of Social Sciences

PhD

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Drawing on the author’s experience of teaching social work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), this paper will interrogate the pervasive question, significant within academic circles and the wider public discourse, on the issue of values and how they are framed or not by their relevant cultural contexts. This is a critical period in the history of t...
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One of the greatestchallenges for any country emerging from a war, as is the case of Libya, is the reintegration of freedom fighters back into their communities and families. These freedom fightersstruggle toadaptas a result of the traumatic stressand reintegration that accompanies armed conflict. Consequently, the estimated number of cases of Post...
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This article interrogates the dominant discourse on youth empowerment from different perspectives, based on a range of circumstances experienced by young people in South Africa. It examines the scope for empowerment highlighting the need for structural and cultural synergy through the analysis and understanding of the individual, cultural and struc...
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This article focuses on the power of enculturation by the youth worker in exploring the discursive discourse of contested spaces in understanding risk and resilience. It argues that the development of resilience is a complex process, which needs to be interpreted and analysed from various perspectives. The varying contexts in which youth work is pr...
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In the last decade most South Africans have witnessed a revolutionary change in legislation and the consequent re-engineering of political and social structures of society. No other country has encapsulated the most visibly violent and oppressive forms of racism through the practice of institutionalised apartheid based on skin colour (Sivananda, in...
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The foci of this paper are the similarities and differences of youthwork in South Africa and Northern Ireland, within the framework of understanding social capital in a post-conflict sense. Youthwork, in order to make a profound impact on the youth, needs to understand influences at a macro-, mezzo-, and micro-level. This includes the legacy of...
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This paper reviews the theoretical approaches that espouse a child‐centred approach in intervening with street children. It focuses on two major themes, namely the rights of the child and client self‐determination as proposed by Adler (Corey, 20016. Corey G 2001 Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy. Pacific Grove: Brooks/Cole View a...
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Until recently child labour in South Africa received little attention from government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This lack of recognition is evidenced by the dearth of research and comprehensive statistics on the extent of the problem. Although statistics have been forthcoming from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and Uni...
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Poverty is a national and an international social impediment. However, women tend to be most vulnerable to poverty. The term "feminization of poverty" was first used by Diana Pearce in 1976 following her observation of women among women in America. She observed that two thirds of the poor were women over the age of 16 and an increasingly large numb...
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men have too much power and women too much work (Polish Commentator: Piven, 2000) Poverty is a national and an international social impediment. However, women tend to be most vulnerable to poverty. The term "feminization of poverty" was first used by Diana Pearce in 1976 following her observation of women among women in America. She observed that t...

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