UNICEF Uganda Study on Children with Disabilities in Uganda

July 10, 2014   World

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Uganda —IF contributed to the development of the UNICEF Uganda Study on Children with Disabilities Living in Uganda: Situational Analysis of the Rights of Children with Disabilities in Uganda. Children with disabilities are one of the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in society. Understanding their current situation by assessing the extent to which their rights are realised in Uganda, reviewing available statistical information, analysing the regulatory and institutional frameworks and mapping programmes was of paramount importance.

The study revealed a gap in addressing or meeting the needs of children with disabilities by duty-bearers and key stakeholders. The study used the example of IF's project aimed at improving quality of life for children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in Uganda, undertaken with the lead of RHF (Norwegian Association for Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus) and the RBU (Swedish Association for Disabled Children and Youths).