Background

This study examines the effectiveness of War Child Holland’s community-based intervention in reducing violence against children in rural, post-conflict Northern Uganda.

The theory of change underpinning this approach is that community ownership is essential and knowledge of the complex causes and contributing factors to violence against children should be sought in communities, rather than macro-level programmes. Specifically, the evaluation tries to understand the extent to which this community-based child protection intervention changes the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of children, parents/caregivers, local leaders and other community members with regard to violence against children.