3 In 4 Young Adults Experienced Violence in Their Childhood, Says New Government Survey:
WHAT: Three in four young adults experienced some form of violence and one in three young adults experienced at least two forms of violence – either sexual, physical or emotional violence during their childhood, according to the first ever Uganda Violence Against Children Survey, that will be launched by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and its partners.
WHEN: Thursday, 9 August, 2018; 08:00am to 13:00pm.
WHERE: Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala
WHO: Hon. Janat Mukwaya, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Ms. Noreen Prendiville, Deputy Representative UNICEF Uganda
WHY: 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. 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.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of UNICEF Uganda.