According to UNICEF, In Uganda, most children have experienced some form of violence and abuse. More than 8 million children are considered to be vulnerable to harm.
Sexual abuse is the most common form of violence, with gender as a major risk factor. Every day, around 26 girls are defiled. Rape is on the increase, rising by 30 per cent from 7,360 reported cases in 2009 to 9,588 in 2013.
Girls are also threatened by child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Uganda is among the top 25 countries with the highest rates of child marriage. In eastern and north-eastern Uganda, in particular Karamoja and Sebei regions, girls as young as 10 have to endure FGM/C as a rite of passage to womanhood.
What we are doing
- We are developing an evidence-based local communication strategy to address social standards that perpetuate violence against children.
- Empowering women so that they are to support their children even when men run away from responsibilities.
- Campaigning against domestic violence
- Encourage women to report to local authorities where need be instead of sitting silence on burning family issues that leads violence.
Support to fight against domestic violence
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