Advocating for the rights of children living with disabilities

Children living with disabilities are highly marginalised and stand at a high risk of institutionalisation. With the generous support of UKAid and working in partnership with Hope and Homes for Children, we carried out a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey on children with disabilities to better understand their challenges and generate evidence to address their needs through the delivery of innovative programs.

We want to make sure that we are all making decisions in the best interest of Children With Disabilities (CWDs) ensuring that we do not leave anyone behind.

To effectively protect the rights of all children most especially children living with disabilities who are more at risk, we call on the government to;

  • Support and strengthen families of children with disabilities to prevent children from being placed in orphanages. By supporting and empowering their families with grants to help them start businesses to boost their livelihoods so that families do not have to make the heartbreaking choice of placing their children in an orphanage.

  • Support community sensitisations to dispel myths about children living with disabilities. Most children living with disabilities are shunned by their communities and are at a higher risk of being placed in an orphanage.

  • Support the resettlement of children living with disabilities from orphanages into safe and loving homes and monitoring them, to ensure that families cope well and that children living with disabilities are not subjected to abuse once resettled back home.

We are proud to champion advocacy for the rights of children living with disabilities in Makindye Division and Tororo District, through empowering them with assistive devices to help them move in the world safely and independently.

We are also advocating for the support of those who have left care to transition into independent living to ensure that they are an integral part of their community.

Click below to download the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Survey report

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