As Children Are Our Future
Ungweru strives to shelter every child from physical, emotional and mental abuse by educating communities and the children themselves.
Article 19 of the Child Rights Convention guarantees every child the right to protection from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse, while in the care of parent (s), legal guardian (s) or any person who has the care of the child.
MANY CHILDREN ARE FORCED INTO MANUAL LABOR TO SERVE THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.
Violation of international human rights
Early marriage, forced sex during initiation ceremonies, nutritional taboos, male preference and its implications for the status of the girl child, early pregnancy and dowry are issues that children faces. Despite their harmful nature and their violation of international human rights laws, such practices persist because they are not questioned and are considered moral by those who practice them.
In collaboration with partners we educate the communities and the children themselves on children and human rights. Education is the key to change the way children are seen and treated in the communities.
As an organization, we also have a child protection policy, where all staff and volunteers must adhere to. Ungweru helps children in many areas, hence precautions such as this policy are crucial in order to ensure the safety of our beneficiaries.