The role of NGOs on health and peace development through implementing support programs for victims of child abuse

Somayeh Naderi (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran)
Samira Naderi (Faculty of Law, Islamic Azad University Damghan Branch, Damghan, Iran)

International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

ISSN: 2056-4902

Publication date: 24 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The reduction of the violence and child abuse requires the cooperation of national and international health-related organizations. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the role of NGOs in health and peace development through administrating supportive programs for child abuse and violence victims.

Design/methodology/approach

The present research was a mixed method research, and the type of research was a descriptive-analytic study. To collect data, library and field methods were used. The research sample included 137 staff members of the NGOs supporting children in Tehran. Data analysis was performed using SPSS software.

Findings

According to authorities and members of the NGOs supporting children, networking and affective factors played a significant role in the development of health and peace (P<0.01). This was feasible by controlling the factors affecting violence and child abuse.

Practical implications

Given the fact that NGOs are contributing to the development and establishment of peace through effective participation and networking, trying to support the victims of child abuse and violence, the need for more attention from governments is recommended in order to support these organizations, especially legislative and financial support is needed to expand the activities of such organizations.

Originality/value

This paper is original in its method, topic and findings. The first is mixed method research, which has studied the role of networking of NGOs for peace development through implementing support programs for victims of child abuse and violence.

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Citation

Naderi, S. and Naderi, S. (2019), "The role of NGOs on health and peace development through implementing support programs for victims of child abuse", International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHRH-11-2018-0071

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