Baby dumping and evolving baby factories in Nigeria: their implication for child right and social protection

  • BO Alichie
Keywords: Baby Dumping, Child abandonment, Child Abuse, Child Right, Baby Boxes, Baby Factories, Human Trafficking, Social Protection, Stigma, Nigeria.

Abstract

The rising incidences of baby factories have gradually added to the plethora of human rights issues bedeviling Nigeria and have thus posed a new dimension to issues of child abuse and trafficking in recent times. Few scholarly works existing on this social problem center on poverty as the main factor which launched baby factories into one of the most lucrative organized crimes in Nigeria. This paper considered various socio-cultural factors influencing the upsurge of baby dumping and evolving baby factories in Nigeria. It conclusively proposes a society-based approach which involves a thorough overhaul of our rigid social orientation which will create room for a conducive environment for child rights and social protection.

Keywords: Baby Dumping, Child abandonment, Child Abuse, Child Right, Baby Boxes, Baby Factories, Human Trafficking, Social Protection, Stigma, Nigeria.

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