Implementation of children's right to food in Uganda: a case study of Mbale district

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Kampala International University, School of Law
This research set out to examine challenges facing implementation of children right to food in Uganda. with Mbale as the case study. The research analyzed the legal basis for children·s right to food both at Municipal and international level. gender roles. control over financial and physical resources and levels or decision making in the household and the effects on fulfillment of child rights.Data was collected from 116 respondents using both qualitative and quantitative methods. This was complimented by data from secondary sources. a multi-stage sampling technique was used in sample selection. The findings of the study revealed that culture and poverty greatly influence fulfillment of the child·s rights to food.investigations into the !'ceding methods or children and child survival rights reveal that women spent most of their time on productive roles and domestic chores with hardly any ample time left to prepare good quality meals on time for their children. Infants whose mothers arc caught up with multiple gender roles,ire introduced to supplements before the age or six months. Findings also reveal that a child·
A dissertation submitted to the School of Law Kampala International University in partial fulfillment for the award of the Degree of Bachelors of Law of Kampala International University
children's right, Implementation, Mbale district, Uganda