THE ROLE OF STREET LAW IN PREVENTING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN INDO-PAK-LESSONS FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Child sexual abuse is a serious problem in almost all developing countries. Street Law is a clinical law program that teaches law students how to educate layperson about the law and how to use it in everyday life. The program was launched at Georgetown University in Washington DC in 1972 and offered at Natal University in Durban in 1987. The South African program was aimed at enabling last year law students to teach school children, prisoners and other communities to aware their legal rights during the apartheid epoch. As lectures are the least effective means of teaching people, street law students are trained to use a wide range of interactive teaching methods including mock trials that involve large numbers of participants. Students are trained in designing lesson plans and integrating elements of an effective street law lesson. The street law program provides law students with the opportunity to experience social justice in the real world at the service of society and to receive valuable information about their potential as future lawyers. The importance of street law cannot be ignored. Street law is an effective mechanism to involve the general public to play its role in combating child sexual abuse. India and Pakistan can learn from the experiences of South Africa. Street law is an important mechanism to educate the general public and to provide them a practical understanding about the laws protecting children against sexual offences. This will help to prevent child sexual abuse in India and Pakistan.
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