Uganda’s sexual reproductive health reality leaves many young people to their own devices given the restrictive policy and legal environment; high on the list is the lack of timely and accurate information on SRHR which has worsened critical health indicators including teenage pregnancies, maternal mortality and the spread of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
- 1 * The Effects of a Very Young Age Structure in Uganda - Population Action International
- 2 * Family Planning -Costed Implementation Plan 2015-2020 (FP-CIP)
- 3 * IBID
- 4 * IBID
This year’s IGD will also double as the launch the “Let’s Talk!” campaign that underscores the need for the reduction of Early and Unintended pregnancy (EUP) in Uganda. Through the dialogue, RAHU will source for practical solutions to young people’s SRHR needs and also use it as a springboard for advocacy.
Uganda is experiencing significant sexual and reproductive health challenges such as high cases of teenage pregnancy, early marriages, HIV and gender-based violence in schools, hence increasingly threatening the right and access to education by affecting supply, demand and quality of education in the Education Sector.
The IGD vision embodies several aspects, perceived or otherwise, which affect young people's Sexual Reproductive Health Rights in Uganda.
Lifestyle - a broad conversation about lifestyle damaging to SRHR issues without ignoring the role of the various agents of socialisation, including the family, the state, religion, education, culture.
Innovation - devising winning strategies backed by evidence-based best practices to better the SRHR realities of young people that reflect the trend in young people’s space.
Power - exploring the responsibility of the various stakeholders along the SRHR spectrum as key pieces in improving the sexual reproductive health for young people.