- Three in four young adults experienced some form of violence and one in three young adults experienced at least two forms of violence – sexual, physical or emotional violence during their childhood
- This is the first ever Uganda Violence Against Children Survey, that will be launched by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and its partners
Kampala- The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development will tomorrow (Thursday) launch the first ever survey on violence against children in Uganda.
According to a press release from UNICEF, Ms Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi, Communications Specialist, said: “Children have the right to be protected from all forms of violence – physical, sexual and emotional abuse as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child among other international and regional instruments, which have been ratified by Uganda.”
Many children in homes and schools have been faced with violence that has grossly affected their lives and education. Some of the drop out of schools and disappear from homes due to violence.
She added that: “Unfortunately for children in Uganda, violence, exploitation and abuse are still common, as will be highlighted by the significant evidence from the Survey that we are launching on Thursday 9 August, 2018. Unlike previous research done, the first ever national survey provides nationally representative data on the prevalence, nature and consequences of physical, emotional and sexual violence against children in Uganda as well as sub-national estimates of the vice.”
The survey will be launched at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala, by Ms Janat Mukwaya, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development and Ms Noreen Prendiville, Deputy Representative UNICEF Uganda.