A new report released by child rights defenders on Tuesday (22nd June 2010) indicates that more than 1,500 children are missing from their parents since the beginning of 2009 to June 22nd 2010.
This tragic report was released by African Network for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) as the country mourns one and half year-old boy Khan Kakama, who was killed in suspicious circumstances.
The report indicates a major increase in the abuse of rights of children with defilement topping the list, kidnap, torture, abortion, indecent assault among others.
The districts with the highest cases of abuse according to the report are Kasese, Kitgum, Mukono, Jinja, Rakai, Kampala, Apac and Iganga.
The coordinator of ANPPCAN in charge of research and Policy, Anselm Wandega blames the increase on parents’ relegation of their parental duties to housemaids and Police’s negligence to investigate and charge the suspects.
He pledges the ANPPCAN’s commitment to follow up with government to ensure that those involved in the murder of children face prosecution.
Avideo showing children of Northern Uganda