Delivering an integrated package of rights to achieve universal coverage in Karamoja and northern Uganda

Contract partner: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund - Kampala Country: Uganda Funding amount: € 3.030.000,00 Project start: 01.11.2022 End: 31.10.2024

Short Description:

Overall goal

Women and young people, including those in hard-to-reach communities and those most at risk, will be empowered to exercise their rights free from gender-based violence (GBV) and social norms, attitudes and behaviors that limit sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

Expected results

Output 1: Strengthened capacities of national and sub-national institutions (justice, health and social protection) and communities to provide and demand quality integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence services.

Output 2: Community rejection of discriminatory gender norms that promote gender-based violence and limit sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Output 3: Strengthened coordination, partnerships and learning for improved integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence multi-sectoral response and prevention.


Target group / Beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries: a total of 578,048 (284,400 males and 293,648 females) direct beneficiaries shall be reached over the two years project period, with sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence services and information. The beneficiaries include 10,157 Gender Based Violence survivors and 2,727 persons with disabilities.


Output 1:

- Strengthen multi-sector service delivery of quality integrated SRH and essential GBV services.

- Increase availability of integrated SRH and GBV information and services.

- Strengthen data management information systems to promote data collection, analysis and reporting on SRH/GBV and harmful practices.

Output 2:

- Scale up and sustain the integration of sexual and reproductive health services and promote socioeconomic empowerment for adolescent girls and to demand SRHR and GBV services.

- Scale up sexuality education for in and out-of-school adolescents and young people, including the roll-out of the sexuality education framework for in-school and finalization and roll-out of out-of-school sexuality education guidelines, including innovations for menstrual hygiene.

Output 3:

- Support relevant national and sub-national governments to sustain coordination, leadership and accountability platforms of integrated GBV/SRHR.

- Expand the application of the CSO specialized accountability tool that seeks to collect the voices of beneficiaries, primarily adolescents, young people and women, on the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of services and utilize findings to inform policy and programming.

- Strengthen the capacity of the Uganda Human Rights Commission to monitor the state of enjoyment and violations of SRHR and GBV and to conduct public awareness with a focus on a human rights-based approach.



The project aims to consolidate gains made under the previous project on Strengthening Capacity to Deliver an Integrated Package of Rights in Karamoja and Northern Uganda, 2019-2022. It is designed using the lessons learnt from the first phase and scale up and deepen the interventions. Active in Uganda since 1987, UNFPA works to address the challenges of high maternal mortality and the unmet need for family planning. It engages with women’s and men’s groups to build a critical mass of voices for gender equality and human rights.The project further supports the delivery of the third Ugandan National Development Plan (NDP III) 2020/2021-2024/2025, notably the Human Capital Development Programme, Administration of Justice Programme and Access to Justice Sub-Programme.

project number 2135-00/2022
source of funding OEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modality Project-type interventions
marker Gender: 2, Reproductive health: 1, Democracy: 2
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.