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One of our Child Protection Posters
A recent Ugandan national violence against children survey showed that 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys, suffer sexual violence during their childhood, and 70% of boys suffer physical violence.The various lockdown measures have lead to more cases of child sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect in Mpigi district. As people are facing economic stress, ideal-ness, anxiety and stigma, children find themselves robbed of a childhood as they step in for ill treatment, are sexually abused, forced to work to supplement their families’ income, among others.
Sauti 116 Child Helpline reported that before the COVID-19 pandemic, the helpline averagely received 100 calls per day, reporting different forms of violence against children. Shortly after the lockdown measures were put into place, between 10 and 26 April 2020, 21 904 calls were received with an average of 1369 calls a day, a 13- fold increase. Sadly, most of these effects of abuse are permanent on the lives of the children. We therefore call upon everyone everywhere to stand up for children, report child abuse cases (Call 116, Toll free) and spread the word on social Media using #o4achildsuperhero
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