Advocacy & Action for Children

PRESIDENT OF WORLD BANK APPOINTS MR. NTENGA MOSES TO SERVE ON WORLD BANK TASK FORCE ON GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

Mr. Moses Ntenga, Executive Director of Joy for Children, an advocacy & action center based in Kampala, Uganda was appointed today by President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, to serve on the Bank’s newly formed “Task Force on Gender-Based Violence.”

Dr Kim announced: “We have zero tolerance for gender-based violence,” said Kim. “I have invited the distinguished, well-qualified members of this Task Force to advise me and my management team on specific measures we can take to bolster our work on this issue.”

Moses Ntenga , Executive Director, Joy for Children

Mr. Moses Ntenga is the Founder & Director of Joy for Children, an advocacy & action Center championing the rights of all Children to live peacefully & without exploitation, to benefit from quality free education, to thrive in economic security, and to prosper with access to clean water, good health care, & nutrition.

Roundtable Discussion on the new World Bank Gender-Based Violence Task Force

Civil Society Policy Forum Session The World Bank Annual Fall Meetings
6th October 2016 Washington D.C.

Introduction

On the occasion of Civil Society Policy Forum Session Fall /2016, Joy for Children invites partners from around the world to offer thoughts, opinions, and ideas on how the recently established GBV Task Force could work best, and to propose how the World Bank may effectively consider gender-based violence in the policies and procedures of the World Bank financed projects.

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

JOY FOR CHILDREN-UGANDA

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