Uganda: Rapid Assessment on child sacrifice in Uganda

The rapid assessment was commissioned to document the nature and magnitude of the practice in Uganda and to review existing responses by different actors to inform the process of developing a National Action Plan. The study also attempted to examine the relationship between child trafficking and the practice of child sacrifice and explored other related risk factors. Among several conclusions, this research argues that although sacrifice is a common phenomenon within African indigenous religions and cultural practices and constitutes an important part of worship, prayers and thanksgiving, there was consensus that child and/or human sacrifice is a new phenomenon which is not necessarily linked to indigenous/traditional religious worship and cultural practice. See full report here.

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