Deadline 15 JUNE 2019


There are nine pathways in this conference to guide us towards African solutions to protecting Africa's children

  1. Preventing violence against children in Africa – going back to our roots

  2. The many faces of intergenerational trauma in Africa

  3. Promoting positive discipline as a strategy to reduce corporal punishment in Africa

  4. The shadow side of the online environment for children: the need to regulate and educate

  5. Poverty and the layers of exploitation of children

  6. African children and armed conflict: from war to gang violence

  7. Prioritising the protection of children marginalised by disabilities

  8. Children affected by sexual violence: interventions for children, families and communities

  9. Multi-faceted approaches to dealing with children in conflict with the law


15 JUNE 2019



  • Themes focusing on the understanding and innovation to the response and prevention of abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation within the African context will be considered.

  • Preference for formats for submission must be indicated

    • Oral presentation (20 mins)

    • Poster: This will be displayed throughout the conference

    • Workshop (60 minutes)

    • Symposia: a group of 2 to 4 short presentations relating to the same subject.

  • To submit your project or research outline, please click on the yellow button below. 

  • Notification of acceptance: Abstracts submitted before the 10th of May will be advised of acceptance by the 31st May 2019. Abstracts submitted after the 10th of May 2019 will be notified by the 31st of June 2019. 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"

-Nelson Mandela


Title of paper:  


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  • 12-point Times New Roman 

  • Centered

Co- author’s name; affiliation and full mailing address; e-mail address; brief professional biography (This should be no more than 100 words and should describe the contact author’s professional credentials, background, experience and research interests/initiatives.)


Research or Project Outline:

The body of your outline begins here. It should be an explicit summary of your presentation that states the problem, the methods used, and the major results and conclusions. Do not include scientific symbols, acronyms, numbers, bullets or lists in the outline. It should be single-spaced in 10-point Times New Roman.


The first part of your outline should state the problem you set out to solve or the issue you set out to explore and explain your rationale for pursuing the project. The problem or issue might be a research question, a gap in critical attention to a text, a societal concern, etc.


The purpose of your study is to solve this problem and/or add to your discipline’s understanding of the issue. This section of the outline should explain how you went about solving the problem or exploring the issue you identified. Your submission should also describe the research methods; this section should include a concise description of the process by which you conducted your research.


The outline should list the results or outcomes of the work you have done so far. If your project is not yet complete, you may still include preliminary results or your hypotheses about what those results will be.


Finally, your outline should close with a statement of the project’s implications and contributions to its field. It should convince readers that the project is interesting, valuable, and worth investigating further. In particular, it should convince the conference registrants to attend your presentation.


The content of the outline will be the basis for acceptance of the paper presentation at the conference. The submissions will be peer-reviewed and authors will be informed about acceptance for presentation via email.