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In Uganda there has been an increasing and worrying trend of cases that promote violence against children. According to the Ugandan Annual Crime and Traffic/Road Safety Report 2019, Defilement still poses a big problem whereas there was a decrease in defilement cases by 11.4% from 2018, a total of 13,682 children were defiled in 2019, majority of whom being girls.  301 children got kidnapped, 46 murdered, and 9 sacrificed in 2019. All these children get deprived of their right to life and survival. Experts attribute these crimes to poverty and the inability by parents to take care of the children. Effective measures, both preventive and corrective, to protect children from all these forms of violence and mistreatment and direct support for vulnerable and poor households would be needed.

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