SitAn Statistical Abstract


Children's rights are enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), to which Uganda is a signatory, and are also recognised in the Constitution of Uganda and the Children Act. However, despite sustained and substantial reductions in the proportion of Ugandans living below the poverty line over the past two decades, and not withstanding significant progress in improving the lives of children, 55% of children under the age of five years are deprived of two or more of their rights (MoGLSD et al., 2014).

This analysis aims to provide a robust and comprehensive understanding of the situation of children to identify broad areas of intervention in the national development agenda within which government and key stakeholders can situate emerging opportunities for programming, policy advocacy and research activities aimed at improving the lives of children. While focusing on children's rights in four key dimensions - survival, education and development, protection, and participation - the report also explores the crosscutting issues of inequality and gender, to give a holistic view of the potential for policies, programmes and practices to yield positive change in children's lives in the short, medium and long term.

Statistical Abstract

For children, equity refers to the equal opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential without discrimination, bias or favouritism, including children in the most disadvantaged segments of society. This appendix provides a detailed and comprehensive statistical overview of the inequities that affect the wellbeing of children in Uganda. The aim is to identify key priority areas of intervention in the national development agenda to influence more equitable programming, policy advocacy and research initiatives aimed at improving the lives of all children in Uganda.

Data was sourced from: National Surveys, Sector Management Information Systems, Annual Performance Reports or Programme Reports

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Author Diego Angemi
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Last Updated June 25, 2015, 19:32 (Africa/Kampala)
Created June 24, 2015, 22:14 (Africa/Kampala)