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Mr James Ebitu, The Director Social Protection at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) has today opened a stakeholders symposium on Ending Violence Against Children (EVAC)at the Golf Course Hotel, Kampala.
This symposium is intended to reflect deeply on the progress and successes in realizing children’s rights thus far, to clarify what must be our focus to address the challenges ahead, and to share the reflections and deliberations with others to ‘check’ our thinking, prompting us on to further progress for children. 
There are three ‘windows’ that the symposium will focused on (1) child participation in the development process 2) challenges , progress and achievements 3) promising practices 4) SDG 16 in accelerating Uganda’s development.  The MGLSD has the mandate of Government Inter-institutional Coordination when it comes to children’s affairs.
World Vision partnered with the Ministry to organize the symposium which included Children activities including panel, debates among others.

The Symposium is part of the activities to commemorate the Day of the African Child (DAC) which takes place annually on 16th January, 2016. This year’s celebration will be marked in Kibaale District at St Kiriggwajjo Secondary School under the theme ‘Leave no Child Behind in Uganda’s Development’. The First Lady, Janet K. Museveni is expected to officiate at this Year’s celebrations.


  1. Opening Remarks by the Director Protection MGLSD
  2. Symposium Concept and Programme

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