Non-Governmental Organizations and the promotion of children’s rights protection in South Sudan: A case study Imatong state

Thumbnail Image
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study assessed the role of NGOs in the promotion of children’s rights protection in South Sudan (a case study of Imatong state). It answered three study objectives that included: To establish the nature of children’s rights, find out challenges faced by NGOs in the promotion of children’s rights and to examine the solutions to the challenges faced by NGOs in South Sudan. The study used cross sectional research design; questionnaires were used to collect data from 60 respondents who participated in the study. Non-governmental sector, in collaboration with other development stakeholders, are involved in promotion of children’s rights protection Based on the empirical findings of the research, nature and the magnitude of the NGO include: provides opportunities to marginalized sectors of the community, like children in some countries, minorities, advocate for human rights and good governance, voice for civil society and build capacity tends to enhance transparency and accountability. A number of factors were found to be challenges affecting NGOs in promoting Children’s rights included limited funds, limited human capital, and poor networking from the government. The solutions to the challenges facing NGOs in promoting children’s rights were enhanced transparency, fair competition and accountability these included; Effective sensitization arid participation of the public, training of the local elected members, lobbying for funds and government support, Therefore it is concluded that these have benefited a great deal of advantages in promoting children’s rights. The study stated some recommendations which included; There is need for periodic audit of roles of NGOs and Zero tolerance to corruption and bureaucracy to help achieve their main objective as pertaining children’s rights, There is need for increased funding of the entire program and emphasis should be made on children promotion practices already in place this requires the active involvement of both the NGOs and other stakeholders in country.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment for the requirement of the award of Bachelor of Public Administration of Kampala International University
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Children’s rights protection, Imatong state, South Sudan