The research carried out on “The violation of child rights and the status of children in
displacement camps of Northern Uganda” was aimed at establishing human right violations
committed against children in the Pabbo camp in Gulu. The focus of the research also analyzed
the socio-economic needs of children in IDP camps of Pabbo, Gulu district. The investigation
was also based on the metrics relevant to the rights of children and the effective mechanisms
required safeguarding their educational and fundamental human rights. The theories relating
child rights violations including the Malthusian theories provide the basis for analyzing the
literature review. The theoretical framework establishes the specific displacement and refugee
challenges affecting children in Pabbo Camp. The long-term effects of armed conflict on child
survival as well as human rights issues establish the hindrances that result from various
violations explored in the camp.
The method that was used to carry out the research was based on exploratory approach and this
involved using descriptive survey as an ideal method of getting relevant information that pertains
the rights of children in Pabbo Camp. The sampled size was rationed to 60 households which
included families and the leaders of Pabbo. The sampling was by randomized means and this was
aided by differences in the respondents’ classes. The instruments used in the research varied
according to both the respondents’ age and level of education, The questionnaires were used to
get information from an informed class of respondents while oral interviews focused on both the
children and the uneducated households. The data was analyzed by using relevant coding
procedures. The data was analyzed using the standard XL program where evaluations,
comparisons and descriptions were made.
The findings of the study showed that child rights violations exist in Pabbo Camp. It also found
out that the perpetrators of child rights violations have not been effectively punished or otherwise disciplined in accordance with the laws of Uganda. It is therefore recommended that the government should enact policies and laws which will provide the necessary mechanisms for safeguarding the rights of children. Conclusively, child rights violations could be reduced if all parties involved work with respective communities in Pabbo and elsewhere.
MUTUMWA, G (2021). The Violation Of Child Rights And The Status Of Children In Displacement Camps Of Northern Uganda A Case Study Of Pabbo Camp Gulu District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-violation-of-child-rights-and-the-status-of-children-in-displacement-camps-of-northern-uganda-a-case-study-of-pabbo-camp-gulu-district
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MUTUMWA, GILBERT . "The Violation Of Child Rights And The Status Of Children In Displacement Camps Of Northern Uganda A Case Study Of Pabbo Camp Gulu District" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 02, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-violation-of-child-rights-and-the-status-of-children-in-displacement-camps-of-northern-uganda-a-case-study-of-pabbo-camp-gulu-district