UGANDA – Reach a Hand’s Newsletter: Celebrating young people

Celebrating the driving force of our organization and our planet’s young people!

“Working with the Adjumani District Youth Council, we brought together in school and out of school young people, community members, and leaders in a space of open dialogue for social accountability on Gender justice issues under the Generation Gender Project. This initiative was designed to provide an open platform enabling participants to address the various social challenges prevailing in their communities with a focus on Gender Based Violence and unpaid care work. By bringing together the youth and key duty bearers  the event facilitated open conversations and interactions that encouraged a sense of connection and shared understanding and responsibility.

“It also served as an exceptional opportunity for over 300 young people of Adjumani district to engage and speak directly with their leaders. We are committed to continuously promoting meaningful youth participation, collaboration but also bridging the gap between the aspirations of the youth and the guidance of their leaders.

“Shine goes to our RISE project, implemented in Kagadi and Yumbe, that is dedicated to equipping young people with accurate and age appropriate information about their sexual and reproductive health and rights, particularly focusing on modern contraception. Through various community engagements, we’ve reached 15,928 young people via dialogues, door-to-door sensitizations, and outreaches.

“Furthermore, the RISE project emphasizes the implementation of a social behavior change communication strategy, aiming to generate demand for SRHR-FP services and instigate behavioral change. Collaborating with partners like Marie Stopes, FHI360, Population Media Center, and Makerere School of Public Health, the consortium has contributed to the formulation of policies promoting positive leadership on family planning matters in Uganda.”

SOURCE: Reach A Hand Uganda Newsletter, 29 August 2023