Every Last Child Country Spotlight: Uganda

Save the Children is campaigning at an international and national level to achieve the greatest impact for children with the Every Last Child Campaign.

Chances of surviving, learning and being protected as a child in Uganda vary significantly according to where you live. Deprivation rates1 are higher in rural areas (58%) than in urban areas (31%). They are highest in the North (particularly in Karamoja and West Nile regions) and are lowest in Central Uganda. If Uganda is to achieve its ‘Vision 2040’ to become a middle-income country by the middle of the century and achieve its ambitions set out in the National Development Plan II, the Government must invest in the health, education and protection of the children who have been left behind.

Uganda has a very young population: 60% are under the age of 18 and 19% are under five years old. Under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child; the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, to which Uganda is a signatory; and under the country’s Constitution and the Children Act; children in Uganda have certain rights. These include the rights to survival, learning and protection.

Read the full Every Last Child campaign report here.

Published 2016-08-03

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