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During a one-day pre-world population day symposium organized by The National Population Council with support from UNFPA in Adjumani district on July 10, the leaders committed to integrate sexual and reproductive health issues in their district development plans, sector  annual work plans and budgets to accelerate the promise of achieving the ICPD agenda

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It’s time for companies to be bold. That means adopting a comprehensive strategy on violence in the workplace, which companies have the power to eliminate, as well as helping to change norms and tackle social acceptance of violence beyond the workplace. Whether through raising their voices or protecting and supporting survivors, companies have a key role to play in addressing the systemic issue of  violence against women in every sphere.

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Violence and harassment in the world of work should be addressed as part of a continuum of unacceptable behaviours and practices, which can include physical, psychological and
sexual aspects.

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As a way to respond to Pillar 4 of the Live Your Dream campaign (LIVE YOUR DREAM by bringing generations together), UNFPA and NTV Uganda are partnering to hold a series of Generation for Generation (G4G) dialogues. The dialogues provide a platform to facilitate the generations of the young, middle age and the elderly to convene and dialogue together on key issues affecting Uganda’s youthful population. On December 17 2018 the first G4G dialogue was held under the theme: Is our young population driving Uganda’s  socio-economic transformation?

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Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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Looking back on our work in 2018, we made great strides in fulfilling our promise to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights in East and Southern Africa (ESA).Through our evidence-based advocacy and strategic engagement with different partners and stakeholders, we contributed to transforming the policy environment in the region. Many countries in the ESA region introduced and revised progressive policies regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), especially on HIV prevention, child marriage and comprehensive sexuality education.

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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. 

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Partnership between UNFPA Uganda and Korea International Cooperation Agency is supporting efforts to prevent adolescent pregnancy and reap the girl effect.  One of the highlights is the Live Your Dream Campaign that uses multimedia to empower girls to avoid early pregnancy.

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UNFPA supports the Ministry of Health in Uganda to ensure that every woman, girl, boy and man can access Reproductive Health commodities of their choice whenever theyneed them.  In addition, the government of Uganda and partners have employed various approaches in an attempt to promote reproductive health commodity security.  However, monitoring reports from the Government of Uganda /UNFPA Country programme have consistently revealed intermittent stock outs of some commodities and overstocks of others, both at central level and service delivery levels.

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Linked together in a complex cycle of causes and consequences, sexual and reproductive ill health including HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) remain major public health concerns for Uganda. With one of the world’s highest total fertility rates (TFR) at 5.4, Uganda has one of the youngest and most rapidly growing populations. Integrating Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights and SGBV services can provide a platform for reaching young people and women with HIV prevention, care, and treatment interventions.

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