Advocacy & Action for Children

Delay Marriage Promote Schooling for Ugandan Girls

Summary: Eradicate the harmful practice of child marriage through raising awareness, changing behaviour and empowering communities with the knowledge and tools needed to resist child marriage. Promote the effective implementation of strong laws and policies with a bearing on children especially the girl child and promote the fulfilment of their human rights. Develop and implement human developmental activities such as capacity building and entrepreneurial programs that would mitigate the effects What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Since 2005, JOY FOR CHILDREN-UGANDA (JFCU) has been advocating for and supporting the rights and needs of vulnerable children in Uganda. Along with a team of local and international volunteers, we are working to:

  • Prevent all forms of violence against children, including child labour
  • Ensure access to high-quality education for all children
  • End the exploitation of girls and the practice of child marriage
  • Prevent the loss of life from diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and malnutrition
  • Reduce poverty and familial conflict
  • Improve sanitation, food security, and access to clean water

Every Child Deserves:

  • The right to be raised in a safe and caring environment
  • The right to food
  • The right to health
  • The right to education
  • The right to realize his or her full potential


Advocacy & Action for Children
Working Together to End Injustice to Children in Uganda