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Right(s) Here: Delivering Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Under COVID-19. Issue 3

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The challenge of  reducing teenage pregnancies to meet  the development  goals of  Uganda and SDGs as a whole has long been recognized as a significant  challenge by the Government of Uganda and Development  Partners. Despite efforts,  the teenage pregnancy problem persists at 25% and much higher  than the national  target  of  15% in the  NDP I I I (2021- 2025). The COVI D- 19 pandemic has further  aggravated the situation by providi ng fertile ground for  the major  drivers of teenage pregnancy to prevail  especially  with school  closures, disruption in the economic life of  households, and resultant poverty, disruption in adolescent  sexual  reproductive services among others. In this issue of 'Right(s) Here', read how UNFPA has supported districts expressing an increase in teenage pregnancies during COVID-19. 

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UNFPA findings: A recent assessment on Peacebuilding and Youth in Uganda

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Uganda has a history of a vulnerable political landscape that peak up during election times and has resulted in violence, conflicts and criminal activities. The Central and Rwenzori regions of Uganda have been hotspots for violence with the youth at the center. Youth involvement in election violence in Uganda has been occasioned with tragic outcomes and continues to pose a threat to peace and security of the nation, in addition to undermining the long-term sustainability of the democratisation processes as well as risking the view of youth wrongfully becoming viewed troublemakers rather then potential actors for peacebuilding. This rapid assessment was conducted to generate evidence on improving youth inclusion in peacebuilding to support interventions in the UN Secretary Generals Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) project. 

 

 

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Commercially sexually exploited adolescent girls: the invisible vulnerable population in Uganda

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Risk factors for entry into commercial sexual exploitation include risky healthy behaviors, inconsistent condom use, violence and limited access to health services including sexual and
reproductive health information and services. All stakeholders must find a way to hold the reality commercially sexually exploited adolescent girls in Uganda are highly vulnerable to adverse SRH/ HIV and GBV outcomes and their rights to health and safety must be protected.

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The Journey towards Achieving Zero Unmet Need for Modern Family Planning: Re-evaluating Uganda’s efforts

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The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action in 1994 called  for all countries to provide universal access to a full range of safe and reliable family-planning methods by the year 2015. The United Nations General Assembly 2014 extended the ICPD Programme of Action in order to continue galvanising commitment to complete the unfinished business to meet
fully the Programme’s goals and objectives.  The United Nations General Assembly reaffirmed these commitments when it adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. How far are we in achieving these goals?

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Amid COVID19, UNFPA continues to deliver rights-based services

Newsletter

Amid COVID-19, UNFPA-Uganda is continuing to deliver rights-based services in all corners of the country, regardless of location and situation - and in an increased number of fora and platforms. As we have been adjusting to the ‘’new normal” we have ensured the continuous delivery of SRHR/GBV services while trying to stay relevant and strategic at the policy level.

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UNFPA Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report November 2020 Issue No. 11

Situation Report

In the month of Novemner 2020, with support from UNFPA and partners, a total of 7,737 affected populations were reached with family planning services in refugee hosting communities. 

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UNFPA Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report October 2020 Issue No. 10

Situation Report

In the month of October, a total of 239 GBV survivors provided with first aid counselling, clinical management of
rape, follow- up home visits, psychosocial support and referral according to the UNFPA Uganda monthly humanitarian situation report. 

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Resource Flows Survey on Family Planning in Uganda, 2019

Technical Reports and Document

The main objective of the 2019 Resource Flow Survey on Family Planning was to collect data on income and domestic expenditure towards Family Planning activities in Uganda. The results are also used to estimate additional resources required to reach the Family Planning goal 2020. The findings from this study are used for advocacy and mobilization of resources geared towards the achievement of Family Planning goal 2020. It is also useful in monitoring targets outlined in international and national development frameworks and the Uganda Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan (2015-2020). 
 

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Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy in Uganda

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Although the legal age of consent to marriage in Uganda is set at 18, getting married formally or informally before this age is a common practice. girls are disproportionately affected by this harmful practice; in most cases married to older men. Progress has been made to end child marriage, but the practice still affects nearly half of all girl-children in Uganda.

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UNFPA Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report September 2020 Issue No. 9

Situation Report

In the month of September, 1,400 adolescents and young people were reached with SRH/HIV/GBV information through all peer education activities across all humanitarian settings with UNFPA presence.

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