Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) is a coalition of child-focused organizations comprising of community based, national and international non-governmental organizations advocating for the rights of children in Uganda.
The vision of UCRNN is “A society where all children’s rights are realised”
“UCRNN exists to undertake collective action for promotion and protection of children’s rights in Uganda”
Principles and core values
Child participation | Non-discrimination | Transparency | Accountability | Fairness
Since 2005, Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) has been coordinating the Child Helpline service through its member organizations ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter and Action for Children.
To guarantee sustainable service delivery, the Child Helpline Strategic Plan 2009- 2014 set out to transition the Child Helpline to become part of government services delivered in partnership with CSO\'s and the private sector. A number of stakeholder initiatives geared towards the functioning of a national Child Helpline have registered notable successes;
Civil Society Organizations, CSOs: (ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter, Action for Children, AFC), World vision, Child Fund, Raising Voices, SUNRISE and War Child led by Uganda Child Rights NGO Network, UCRNN together with government departments (Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development, MLGSD, National Information Technology Authority, NITA, Uganda Communication Commission, UCC), and the private sector (Uganda Telecom, MTN and Orange) have successfully established a National Child help line centre with satellite service centers at the districts.
The multi stake holder approach working with district level caseworkers respond to reported cases of child abuse and take responsibility for pooling service inputs to address the needs of reported cases and also ensure effective follow up of cases, and referral recommendations to the desired service if necessary.
15 Counsellors, 3 Supervisors and A Manager in Charge of the Call center were recruited and commenced work on 1st November 2013.The call center is now operating 24 hours and 7 days a week.
For any cases of child abuse, please call 116 to report. Its toll free
For more information about the UGANDA CHILD HELPLINE/SAUTI follow this link: http://www.ucrnn.org/index.php/child-helpline
On 20th March 2014, Uganda Child Rights NGO Network in partnership with Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development and seven partner organizations working on Children Rights issues.
The theme of the 2014 Tumaini Awards is premised on the African Unions selected theme of the 2014 Day of the African Child (DAC): “A Child Friendly, Quality, Free and Compulsory Education for all Ugandan Children.”
This award is aimed at increasing awareness of children’s rights as they relate to education by rewarding individuals and organizations who make the greatest impact in the areas under the four award categories that include; Health in schools, Quality of Education, Livelihoods and Child Protection.
The Tumaini 2014 Awards offers a unique opportunity to highlight the work individuals, civil society organizations and corporates are doing to help children obtain quality education and is focused on working with government and other stakeholders to ensure that children’s right to education is met in accordance with the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.
Nominations start on 20th March 2014 and closes 1st May 2014. Nomination forms are available at www.tumainiawards.com, UCRNN offices and the district offices of our partner organizations, filled forms to be submitted at the above aforementioned offices.
UCRNN Adopts 5 year strategy
In 2013, UCRNN undertook a strategic review and organizational capacity assessment that led to the recasting of the strategic plan of 2010/2014. A forum that brought together the Board of Directors, members and strategic partners to share the study recommendations led to development of the new strategic plan 2014/2018 and a rebirth of a new organizational structure.
In addition, an extensive advocacy strategy for the network is being developed that will guide the network\'s advocacy agenda.