Sven Hessle, PhD
Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Social Welfare
Global North and Global South in Child Welfare: Actors in Research and Implementation
The speaker cites data from a recent investigation about child welfare research in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as personal experiences in different countries with UNICEF, the Swedish government, and other agencies showing how Global North research risks exploitation, colonization, and subjugation of the Global South local child welfare knowledge base through material power, defining research areas, publication monopoly, and lack of results implementation. Approaches to change will be discussed.
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