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