End of Childhood report 2018: the many faces of exclusion

A new report released by Save the Children, a non-governmental organisation, has revealed that millions of children in Uganda are still out of school, dying before their fifth birthday, showing stunted growth and at risk of violence or harmful practices such as child marriage or child labour. The end of childhood index 2018 report launched in commemoration of day of the African Child, under the theme: “Leave no child out of Africa’s development” shows that Uganda has made some significant improvements in ensuring children’s rights. While Uganda made progress in some areas compared to last year, it was ranked 130 out of 175. It was ranked 3 out of 10 countries in East and Central Africa (behind Rwanda and Kenya). While most of the world improved from last year, conditions for children worsened in 40 countries.

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