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The Uganda Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development led the implementation of the Uganda VACS with support from partners. In August 2018, they launched the “Uganda Violence Against Children: Findings From a National Survey 2015” Report.

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For an overview of the data found in Uganda’s Violence Against Children Survey, download the Uganda one-pager factsheet.

 

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Key highlights include:

 

More than 1/3 of girls experienced sexual violence in childhood. 

 

1/5 said their first experience of sexual intercourse was physically forced or coerced.

 

28% of girls who experienced physically forced or coerced sex before age 18 became pregnant.

More than 2/3 of boys experienced physical violence.

 

1 in 6 boys experienced sexual violence in childhood.

Download the report:

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2018 - Uganda Violence Against Children: Findings From a National Survey 2015

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Uganda has developed its National Child Policy 2020

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Partners are currently working to prevent and respond to violence through advocacy and public awareness efforts. Stay tuned for updates!

Uganda Partners:

Bilateral and Multilateral Organizations: ChildFund International Uganda Consortium, including ChildFund International Uganda, the Centre of Excellence for the Study of the African Child, and TPO Uganda; Makerere University School of Public Health; USAID; UNICEF Uganda; and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention (CDC/DVP)

 

Government: The Uganda Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and the Uganda Bureau of Statistics

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