SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS PROGRAMME

Good sexual and reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system. It implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce, and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so (UNFPA). Young people (10-24 years) constitute over 30% of Uganda’s population, with significant impact on population momentum, structure and growth rate. According to the 2011 Uganda Demographic Health Survey (UDHS), 24 percent of female teenagers are either pregnant or have given birth already. About 14 percent of young women and 16 percent of young men had their first sexual encounter before the age of 15, while 57 percent of young women had their first encounter before the age of 18, the survey found. Twenty-four percent of female youths aged 15-24 have had an abortion.


The SRHR Programme covers the whole spectrum of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Programme involves comprehensive sexuality education, access to services and gender based violence hinged on expertise in specific strategies as; health systems strengthening, capacity building of civil society partners in SRHR, youth participation, advocacy and research. Our role shall involve enhancing access to SRH accurate Information and Services to underserved Young People in Uganda. This helps to address information gaps through its communication programs and delivery of youth friendly services.