Country Uganda
Year 2017 - 2021
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

In 2017, the Government developed a multi-sectoral coordination Framework for the Adolescent Girls (2017/18-2020/21) and the communication for development strategy to guide the task force. The framework whose vision is “All adolescent girls in Uganda are empowered, healthy, educated, protected to meaningfully participate in decisions that affect them” identifies interventions to address the following challenges that girls face namely: 
• The higher burden of HIV among adolescent girls;
• Teenage pregnancy and child marriage; 
• Violence against children; 
• Alcohol and substance abuse; 
• Enrolment and retention and transition in education; 
• Achievement in education; and 
• Voice and engagement in society and economic exclusion. 

Source of Information

Uganda's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.17-18

For more information: Multi-Sectoral Coordination Framework for the Adolescent Girls