Children in any traditional society are
regarded as property of their parents and therefore, are
invested or treasured with the rights deemed for them to
undertake their duties. Nonetheless, some quarters in
Southern Africa and globally the parents’ rights to the
children are not inviolable and as such states are taking a
right to protect children’s interest. The article analysis
the extent of child rights violation in terms of child abuse
in Southern Africa in the perspective of three (3)
provinces in Zambia and mechanises put in place to
ensure children rights protection. The conclusion is
drawn and thereafter, recommendations. The article is
built on the mixed research methodology study conducted
in the six (6) districts from the three (3) Provinces in
Zambia by comparison of per-urban and urban districts.
In the study, semi-structured interview, observation and
Focus Group Discussion was used to capture primary
data whereas, secondary data was collected from official
documents of enumeration sheet and other literatures.
Quantitative data, which was collected through the
enumeration data sheets, was analyzed using Excel to
generate tables and other data presentation formats,
whereas, Qualitative data was analyzed thematically.
Keywords : Child rights, Violation, Protection, Southern Africa and Zambia.