Ending violence against children

Violence against children (VAC) is a global public health concern and a violation of children's rights. VAC is a major risk factor for serious negative health and social outcomes. In Uganda, violence against children is highly prevalent . 

There was a district leadership capacity strengthening workshop today to stop violence against children by Makerere university child health development center and ministry of health at continental hotel-Iganga. During the workshop, activities that are to be undertaken by the leaders potentially identified.

  • Violence against children leadership should aim at strengthening system readiness to prevent and respond to violence against children and gender based violence cases.
  • Strengthening institutional readiness to undertake prevention and support survivors.
  • Provide adequate integration of access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in previous violence again children and sexual based violence interventions.
  • To embrace violence against children and gender based violence responsive planning and budgeting and appreciate Gender based violence concepts , Gender based violence in Uganda and effects on society.
  • Gain knowledge and skills to identify Gender based violence prevention and Response measures and review plans and budgets with a GBV responsive lense; and increase responsiveness and financing for GBV response and prevention within government programmes.