Country Uganda
Year 2015 - 2020
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

Government has developed a National strategy to End Child Marriage and Teenage pregnancy (2014/2015 -2019/2020). The strategy aims at ending child marriage in Uganda for enduring prosperity and social economic transformation. It articulates the principles, strategic objectives, actions, coordination mechanisms, and resources that will ensure effective implementation of the actions/interventions to end child marriage. The key strategic focus areas are; improved policy and legal environment to protect children and promotion of the girl child’s rights; improved access to quality sexual and reproductive health services, education, child protection services and other opportunities; changing dominant thinking and social norms related to child marriage in the communities; empowerment of both girls and boys with correct information to enable them recognize child marriage and early pregnancy as a gross violation of their rights and take mitigating action; and coordination, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the implementation effective of the strategy.

Source of Information

The Republic of Uganda's submission for the 2016 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, on Trafficking in women and girls, and on Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations. P.3

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