Discrimination takes the form of violence generated by prejudice and hatred founded upon a person’s race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, gender, disability, age or other such factors, in Uganda, the higher levels of poverty especially in the eastern and Northern Regions causes early marriages, because poor families tend to perceive their daughters as s a source of wealth through bride price. Because of poverty, discriminatory social institutions can contradict national law where early marriage is illegal.
Under the Ugandan Constitution, Penal Code and Children Act (SIGI, 2014). More investments are needed to keep girls in schools and make girls’ education valued in the eyes of the community. Therefore Hope Worldwide International Uganda needs to strengthen enforcement and prosecute offenders and educate people so that they monitor and report on hate crimes, reach out to community groups, and speaks out against official intolerance.
For Hope worldwide International Uganda to effectively manage this, we have to partner with other development agencies to enable us cover many parts of the country. Therefore we call upon our dear core funders and donors, non-governmental organizations and all other partners to join hands with Hope Worldwide International Uganda to fight discrimination in Uganda.