Uganda

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.

 

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:

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

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Uganda is currently in the process of developing its response plan. Check back for more progress updates.

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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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