In an environment where government structures are weak or ineffective, it’s the responsibility of a civil society organization to stand up for children’s rights.
A 2005 joint report of Raising Voices and Save the Children Uganda conducted in 5 districts of Uganda concludes that “in overwhelming numbers, children described the rampant use of violence against them:
For each form of violence, a significant percentage of children reported experiencing the violence at least once a week or more.
An assessment of the social impacts of the World Bank’s Uganda Transport Sector Kamwenge – Fort Portal Project which uncovered significant issues of sexual violence against girls.Measures are currently being taken to address these issues on an individual, community, governmental, World Bank & international aide level.
Establishment of Violence Prevention Centers for Children.
This is a safe place for children who have become victims of violence. Affected children are encouraged to visit the center and their cases are referred to police.
Promoting violence-free Education thru Work with schools and sensitizing communities
Engaging probation officers who are primarily responsible for following up cases of child abuse.