Children’s Rights and Gender Equality
Defilement is the most common crime committed against children standing at 57.7% for all reported child abuse cases (ANPPCAN 2009). Corporal punishment is tolerated and practiced in nearly all school in Uganda. Police stations have inadequate child friendly facilities and have inadequate documentation and data bases to monitor and adequately follow up on child abuse cases. Nurture Africa believes that any child that is verbally, physically or sexually abused has the right to justice. Nurture Africa therefore ensures that every reported child abuse case is adequately followed up in the community until justice is achieved.
Our targets for 2012 includes assisting police and the local council to follow up on child abuse cases and Gender Based Violence in our 50 partner schools, 50 civil society organisation partners and any reported cases through the local councils or police. We also intend to disseminate child rights and gender equality information and how to deal with child abuse and Gender Based Violence to 9,000 children and their guardians. We also intend to develop uniform documentation and data base for child protection and gender based violence in 10 police posts/ stations.