However, governments will not usually get involved in other country’s affairs unless there is an outcry from its citizens who pressure them to take action.
Aid and awareness of the two issues mentioned above were spread throughout the world because of actions that citizens of various states took up with their government.
40% of girls in Uganda are married before their 18th birthday and one in 10 is married before the age of 15.
According to UNICEF, Uganda has the 16th highest prevalence rate of child marriage in the world and the tenth highest absolute number of child brides globally – 787,000.
The issue of human rights violations has been prominent in many societies and states for centuries.
Uganda, in particular, has faced both national and international backlash over their multiple human rights abuses over the years.
In Uganda, child marriage is also driven by: Uganda has committed to eliminate child, early and forced marriage by 2030 in line with target 5.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
During its Voluntary National Review at the 2016 High Level Political Forum, the government provided baseline data on the situation for child marriage.
If we can look at the world in a Constructivist view, the sharing of ideas and sharing of happenings in different countries can only help bring issues of human rights abuses to light, and put pressures on a government to take an action that might have not been considered previously.
“When citizens by the hundreds of thousands start demanding that our government do something, suddenly it becomes in the national interest of the United States government to respond to this problem”.