Vulnerability to drought: Building resilience for women and young people in Uganda

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 2019

Author: UNFPA Uganda

In 2017, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in collaboration with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conducted a study to assess the effects of drought on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and gender-based violence (GBV) with a focus on women and young people in 16 selected drought-affected districts spread across five regions. The study focused on the linkage between drought and access to quality SRH and GBV services, occurrence, magnitude and the most common forms of GBV, drivers of GBV and existing community protection structures for promoting SRH and preventing GBV. This issue brief summarizes the findings and provides recommendations for building resilience to drought for women and young people in Uganda.