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International Anglican Family Network : International Year of the Family : Ten Years On : Problems and Progress

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Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2004 Trinitytide
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican World
Date
2004 Trinitytide
Issue
114
Page
[23]-[34]
Notes
Issue of IAFN Newsletter included as part of the Anglican World for Trinitytide 2004. An editorial and series of short reports from different agencies and countries assessing and looking back on "changes to family life over the decade" since the 1994 launch conference of the International Year of the Family in Malta. "The articles tell of the increasing number of single parent families and of projects to help them. Another development is the changing role of parents. In Africa, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, as well as in Western countries, some men are becoming more involved with the care of their children and more women are becoming breadwinners -- modifying the traditional demarcation of roles. The global nature of change is again highlighted in the article from Myanmar/Burma, which notes the pressures of modern technology on children, with videos and Superman replacing the transmission of values through storytelling. In Papua New Guinea, the influence of cultural change has resulted in improvements in education and literacy but also noted is an increase in violence within the family. In some countries, changes affecting families reflect the aftermath of civil violence. An article tells of the signs of hope in Rwanda, despite the horrors of the genocide. .... In Northern Ireland, too, there are signs of optimism despite the bitter legacy of the troubles. A major theme underlying many of the changes is the spread of HIV/AIDS. This was raised at the initial IYF [International Year of the Family] conference, but the extent and consequences of the pandemic have vastly intensified during the ten years, bringing heartbreak and poverty to many. The death toll affects all generations of the family, with grandparents having to care for orphans and losing the support of their children in their old age." "The final section of the newsletter tells of action taken by Governments to help families. A point made by many at the Malta conference was that Governments needed to recognise the importance of families as the basic unit of society and do more to help them. It is clear that further Government action is needed, but articles tell of steps forward.
Subjects
International Year of the Family - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Family - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Family - Papua New Guinea
Family violence - Papua New Guinea
Marriage - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea
Polygamy - Papua New Guinea
Family - Sri Lanka
Women - Sri Lanka
Women's rights - Sri Lanka
Family - Religious aspects - Church of Ceylon
Family - Uganda
Teenage pregnancy - Uganda
Teenage pregnancy - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Uganda
Mothers' Union - Church of the Province of Uganda
Family - Malaysia
Divorce - Malaysia
Divorce - Religious aspects - Province of the Anglican Church in South East Asia
Women - Religious aspects - Province of the Anglican Church in South East Asia
Family - Caribbean Area
Family - Religious aspects - Church in the Province of the West Indies
Grandparents - Antigua
Rwanda - History - Civil War, 1994
Women - Rwanda
Women - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Rwanda
AIDS (Disease) - Rwanda
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Rwanda
Family - Northern Ireland
Family - Religious aspects - Church of Ireland
Family - Myanmar
Storytelling - Religious aspects - Church of Myanmar
Christian education - Church of Myanmar
Christianity and culture - Myanmar
Family - Nigeria
Family - Religious aspects - Church of Nigeria
Ecology - Nigeria
Ecology - Religious aspects - Church of Nigeria
Family - Great Britain
Family - Religious aspects - Church of England
Parenting - Religious aspects - Church of England
Family - Religious aspects - Church in Wales
Family - South Africa
Family - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Southern Africa
AIDS (Disease) - South Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of the Province of Southern Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Africa
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Anglican Communion
Children - Africa
AIDS (Disease) in children
Amigos International
AIDS (Disease) - Uganda
AIDS (Disease) - India
AIDS (Disease) - Religious aspects - Church of South India
Church work with AIDS patients - Church of South India
Hospices (Terminal care) - India
Church work with the terminally ill - Church of South India
Family - New Zealand
Family - Canada
Children - Tanzania
Children - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Tanzania
Family - Ghana
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