STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY BASED CHILD RIGHTS PROTECTION (funded by Idependent Developement Fund)
This project is aimed to address violation of children rights such as forced early marriage, defilement, denial of right to property, psychological/ emotional torture. These are the commonest child rights violations in Lyantonde district and impact negatively on the enjoyment of the rights of children especially of those coming from vulnerable families. The violations are as a result of several factors such as lack of knowledge and awareness of the community on child rights and inadequate capacity to protect and address child rights abuses by duty bearers such as the police, community development officers, local, religious, and cultural leaders. Therefore through this project, the capacity of Duty bearers including Local government, traditional and religious institutions will be strengthened to take actions towards effective elimination of child rights abuses. On the other hand, rights holders in particular Orphans and Vulnerable Children will also be empowered to claim for their rights and challenge all forms of rights violations that predispose them to further vulnerability.