Child Marriage a Handicap to Female Labour Market Transition

Although Uganda has a fairly strong and enabling legal and policy framework, young females continue being propelled into early marriages and pregnancies and are often deprived of full education attainment. …..

Violence against children: a global problem

Violence against children is one of the biggest problems affecting families and societies. It happens all around the world, in all countries and societies; all too often it happens in …..

Uganda: Violence against women unabated despite laws and policies

She had always dreamed of becoming a powerful politician, and her excitement on finally joining Parliament was overwhelming. On her first day at the august House, she was full of …..

Civil society wants govt support on gender-based violence

While some stand tall, pick themselves up to a better future and get justice, many victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) have had their dreams shattered, lives ruined …..

In Summary Incidents: Findings show that one in four young adults has experienced sexual violence in their childhood and had their first abuse at the age of 13 or at .....

Children still face sexual violence

Thematic Areas

Share Child Opportunity Eastern and Northern Uganda (SCOEN) is a charitable Ugandan organisation working to promote children’s protection and advance the rights of women and children. Established in 2010, SCOEN seeks to ensure that all children are protected from all forms of exploitation, neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse through effective national and community-based child protection systems.

Ending Adolescent HIV

Turning the tide against AIDS will require more concentrated focus on adolescents and young people Adolescents and young people represent a growing share of people living with HIV worldwide. In 2016 alone, 610,000 young people between the ages of 15 to 24 were newly infected with HIV, of whom 260,000 were adolescents between the ages …..

Sexual & Reproductive Health

We believe that upholding adolescents’ rights to sexual and reproductive health reduces gender-based sexual violence and improves health. Improving children’s sexual and reproductive health and knowledge Many young people are not aware of their sexual and reproductive health rights, and don’t have access to the right information to make informed decisions in this critical aspect …..

Child Marriage

CHILD MARRIAGE IN UGANDANearly 1 in every 2 girls in Uganda is married before the age of 18.DRIVERSIn Uganda, child marriage is often a result of poverty. Many parents marry their daughters in the hope of securing their financial security. Bride price can also a motivation for parents: a younger bride means a higher bride price …..

Water & Sanitation

Our priorities in Water, hygiene and sanitation Access to clean water and sanitation We work to ensure children and their communities have access to clean water and sanitary facilities all year around and in emergencies.  This includes conducting programmes based on evidence of success, which we can replicate and engage entire communities and their stakeholders to participate …..

Our Approach

We understand how and when children’s rights are violated and girls are denied equality. We also understand the impact this has on their lives. This knowledge and experience puts us in a unique and powerful position to address the violations children face and to tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability.

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Child Marriage a Handicap to Female Labour Market Transition

Although Uganda has a fairly strong and enabling legal and policy framework, young females continue being propelled into early marriages and pregnancies and are often deprived of full education attainment. This experience according to Gemma Ahaibwe, a Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC) is likely to have lasting impacts on female opportunities, …..

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The Ugandan girl who trekked barefoot to escape marriage at 13

The Ugandan girl who trekked barefoot to escape marriage at 13; Scholastica Nacap fled to avoid being wed to a much older man. Now she helps teach other girls to safeguard their future

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March 8th marks International Women’s Day which in Uganda will be celebrated under the theme “Empowerment of Rural women and Girls: opportunities and challenges.” This theme recognizes the contribution that rural women and girls could make to enhancing productivity and reducing poverty when accorded the environment and means to do so. Although Uganda has committed …..

Strengthening women & child protection systems

41%

Community based water, sanitation and hygiene.

75%

Maternal new-born and child health, Adolescent health

38%

Quality and inclusion in early childhood development and primary education

52%

Our Strategy

Strategy 2030 Our strategy for the next decade is to ensure the best care of children, innovate, and unite more partners so that no child grows up alone. Almost 8 years of experience supporting children without parental care, and those at risk of losing it, have given us a deep understanding of how to care …..

Causes, Events & Projects

Checkout our latest projects

Gender Action Learning Systems
Girl-Friendly Latrine to Boost School Attendance
Drinking water for a primary school in Uganda
Girls Parliament to end child marriage in Uganda
Lessons learned: how to set up a village savings and loan association
Violence in school affects learning for both girls and boys
Uganda declares ending HIV/AIDS by 2030
Child marriage around Uganda

Our Team

AGNES ARIOKOT

M&E OFFICER

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Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection and evaluation procedures , Suggest strategies to the Project Management for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project …..

ISIKU ANN

GENDER OFFICER

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Guides and facilitates the delivery of SCOEN’s programmes on gender equality and GBV in harmful practices issues by monitoring results achieved during implementation.  

HARON LUCAS AKOL

PARTNER RELATIONS OFFICER

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Maintains the day-to-day communication with partners’ management team and stay in regular contact with partners’ field teams; Acts as a focal point for partners’ questions and queries and facilitate the …..

HELLEN F. IJANGOLET

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Executive director manage all of the day-to-day responsibilities of the organization, including managing staff and volunteers. Working with staff, the executive director develops policies to inform the various programs as …..

Latest News

Gender Action Learning Systems

April 11, 2019

Gender at Work Action Learning Program as an Approach to Furthering Gender Equality SCOEN has adopted a Gender Action-Learning Systems (GALS) to address women’s rights and gender equality within civil ….. Read more

Uganda: Violence against women unabated despite laws and policies

March 25, 2019

She had always dreamed of becoming a powerful politician, and her excitement on finally joining Parliament was overwhelming. On her first day at the august House, she was full of ….. Read more

Civil society wants govt support on gender-based violence

March 25, 2019

While some stand tall, pick themselves up to a better future and get justice, many victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) have had their dreams shattered, lives ruined ….. Read more