Tying Loose Ends And Promoting Exchange Of Information Between The National Strategic Program Plan Of Interventions For Orphans And Other Vulnerable Children; And The Child Justice System In Uganda
Ugandan households play a central role in child care and protection, yet the way social interactions with parents or other caretakers protect children from adversities has not been thoroughly researched. This study was designed to identify community perceptions of protective and harmful parenting practices in three districts in Uganda.
Science provides evidence that a critical window for brain development exists during early childhood when new neural connections are formed during rapid proliferation. Then, through the process of pruning, the connections are refined as those that are not used frequently are pruned away, and those used more frequently are reinforced (Center of the Developing Child, n.d.).
In the wake of Government’s recent launch of the Situation Analysis of Children in Uganda (2015), the national child-focused policy research agenda aims to stimulate a new wave of evidence to inform policy dialogue and programme design, while complementing ongoing research and advocacy efforts.
Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms have been recognized as an important way of mobilizing communities around child protection, and for preventing and responding to child abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence and are fast becoming an important programming response in Uganda. Components of CBCPMs include the people, groups, and networks that exist in communities, at the local level, to prevent and address child protection concerns and violations.
Science provides evidence that a critical window for brain development exists during early childhood, when new neural connections are formed during rapid proliferation. Then, through the process of pruning, the connections are refined as those that are not used frequently are prune away, and those used more frequently are reinforced (Center of the Developing Child, n.d.).
Promoting Exchange Of Information Between The National Strategic Program Plan Of Interventions For Orphans And Other Vulnerable Children; And The Child Justice System In Uganda
The general research purpose was understanding the utilization of ICT in preventing violence against children in and around schools and developing a model that can be applied by agencies to prevent violence against children. This research adopted a descriptive crosssectional study design that involved quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection; to allow for diversity of views, triangulation, integration of knowledge and in-depth understanding of the ICT phenomenon in preventing and responding to violence against children in and around schools. Quantitative data was collected from 2,232 children aged 12 to 18 years, using semi-structured questionnaires; while qualitative data was collected from 175 parents/caregivers, teachers and other child protection duty bearers, using Key Informant Interviews and Focus Group Discussions. This study was undertaken in four regions of Uganda, in six districts located in an urban or peri-urban/rural setting covering Kampala, Wakiso, Mbale, Lira, Kayunga and Ibanda districts, where children and their families are exposed and have access to mobile phones and computers. The study population included children drawn from 24 purposefully sampled schools, i.e. four from each district.
NATIONAL SCOPING STUDY ON APPROPRIATE JUVENILE JUSTICE MODELS FOR UGANDA
USING CUSTOMARY PRINCIPLES TO ENHANCE CHILDREN’S RIGHT TO EDUCATION AND PROTECTION FROM SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN UGANDA- A Case Of Buganda
The purpose of this research was to better understand the role of social norm construct in preventing and responding to violence against children in and around schools. The findings would further provide practical guidance steps and approaches to support intervention programme designers and practitioners in developing grounded programmes to address social norms and beliefs so as to prevent violence against children in at family, school and community environments. The research focused on three forms of violence: child marriage, corporal punishment and child sexual harassment.
Window On The World Of Violence Against Children Outside Of Family Care In Uganda
Violence Against Children Survey (VAC Report)
A Qualitative Study Of Risks And Protective Factors For Violence Against Children Living In Residential Care Institutions (RCIs) In Uganda