What drives us:
The African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) is a Pan-African organization with 26 chapters across African with a Regional Office in Nairobi Kenya. ANPPCAN was founded in 1998 and has since then worked at community, national, regional levels to address the problem of child abuse and neglect and promote the protection and promotion of the rights of children in Africa.
ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter was launched in 1992 and registered in 1995 as a national, child protection non-profit agency. In fulfilling her mandate, ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter’s work is geared towards ensuring that all children in Uganda are secure, respected and cared for. For the last 23 years, ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter has established itself as the leading national child rights advocacy and protection organization in Uganda
ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter has three major programme themes namely; Research information and policy advocacy; Community mobilization; Child protection as well as organizational development and capacity building. Within these broad programmatic themes and guided by the national and international rights legal and policy frameworks for vulnerable Children, the organization has over the last 23 years been providing preventive and corrective interventions countrywide through a network of field offices located in all the major regions of Uganda.
Where we work:
ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter has over the years undertaken and delivered both preventive and corrective programs on child exploitation (child labor, trafficking, etc) both directly and indirectly through partners in Uganda in Central (Kampala, Mukono,Mityana,Gomba,Luwero, Rakai, Masaka, Wakiso), Eastern (Iganga, Jinja, Luuka, Kamuli, Mayuge), Karamoja (Napak, Moroto, Kotido and Nakapiripirit) Northern (Gulu, Apac, Arua and Kitgum), and Western regions (Hoima, and Kasese) of Uganda.
What we do:
ANPPCAN intervenes in a wide range of child rights issues such as sexual abuse / defilement, physical abuse, neglect, child labour, custody cases, emotional abuse, children in conflict with the law, early marriages, child trafficking, inheritance / property rights involving children, all other forms of violence and the maltreatment of children.
ANPPCAN’s activities and programmatic competences cover four major themes –
- Research, Communication and Advocacy.
- Community mobilization and child protection service provision
- Livelihood interventions
- Programme Development, Monitoring and Evaluation
ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter’s competences in the child rights arena also include –
- Systematic direct service delivery to abused children
- Child focused advocacy and policy engagements
- Building and strengthening of local child protection structures
- Child empowerment and livelihood interventions
- Building and strengthening referral networks
The Organization in detail:
Protecting the children, Securing the future