The Rights of Children with Disabilities and Influence of Disability on Household Vulnerability:

A Case of Vulnerability in Rural Uganda

  • Patrick Walugembe
  • Robert Wamala
  • Cyprian Misinde
Keywords: Child rights, child disability, child vulnerability, parent and guardian disability


Children with disabilities are an exceptionally vulnerable population. We analyzed data collected from 17,848 vulnerable households in rural Uganda over four years on vulnerable children and focuses on how those living with disabilities progress out of vulnerability. The analysis shows that whereas the children with disabilities we more likely to transition from critical vulnerability than others, they were less likely to transition out of vulnerability in general. We also found an effect of parental and guardian disability on child education. We recommend that for programs to support the realization of the right to education, more focus should be centered on households living with disabilities.



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