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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: 

  • 98 percent of children reported experiencing physical or emotional violence
  • 75.8 percent reported experiencing sexual violence
  • 74.4 percent reported experiencing economic violence. 

For each form of violence, a significant percentage of children reported experiencing the violence at least once a week or more.


Joy for children's contribution to PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

  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.