The State of Uganda Father’s report 2021 is the inaugural report of its kind in Uganda. The report is a product of the AfriChild Center and is inspired by ‘State of The World’s Fathers’ Produced by Promundo-US. The first-ever “State of the World’s Fathers” report was published in 2015, and followed by subsequent editions published in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021. This report aims to impact power structures, policies, and social norms around care work and to advance gender equality. It joins a growing set of related country- and region focused reports on men’s caregiving around the world

The AfriChild Centre is committed to generation of research evidence
to ensure relevant policies for children in Africa. The COVID-19 pandemic
and the subsequent government lock-down response is unprecedented.
This situation demanded empirical evidence to provide a basis for
informed action. In line with its mission, the AfriChild Centre conducted
a scientific study to generate evidence on the effect of COVID-19 on
the wellbeing of children in Uganda. This study was premised on the
emerging challenges presented by the pandemic including; limited,
inaccurate, inappropriate and non-inclusive information on COVID-19,
possible escalation of violence against children leading to increased
pressure on the already limited social protection services.

National child focused policy research agenda

In the wake of Government’s recent launch of the Situation Analysis of Children in Uganda (2015), the national child-focused policy research agenda aims to stimulate a new wave of evidence to inform policy dialogue and programme design, while complementing ongoing research and advocacy efforts.

With more than 56% of the population below 18 years of age and over 78% under the age of 35, Uganda’s vision of becoming a middle-income country by 2040 remains highly contingent on the Government’s ability to safeguard its children’s right to contribute to national development.

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