Get Up Speak Out (GUSO) is a 5 year (2016-2020) strategic partnership between the Netherlands MoFA and the GUSO consortium, builds on UFBR/ASK achievements and lessons learned. The program was designed and based on needs based Theory of Change that serves as a reference for assessing the progress, and the contribution of this SRHR Partnership, towards the overall goals of the ToC(s), including the common strategic goals. It will be used as a point of reference to identify when adaptations to the strategies are required (e.g. by changing context, refuted assumptions). The program operate on 4 key principles of Meaningful Youth Participation, Positive Rights Approach inclusion, Gender transformative approach and Multi-component approach, it uses the joint expertise to successfully link (i) provision of sexuality education and information, (ii) provision of quality, youth-friendly SRH services and (iii) building support for youth SRHR, by addressing socio-cultural and political barriers in terms of practices, norms and policies. Geographical Coverage; The project will operate in the geographical areas of Jinja, Mayuge, Bugiri and Iganga districts.
PITCH is 4 years lobby and advocacy program that is implemented in partnership with NAFOPHANU and ICWEA in Uganda. This program aims at ensuring:
Our work is based on actual needs during 2016-2020, and will be guided by our Theory of Change. Final beneficiaries will include LGBT, PWID, Sex Workers and Adolescents Girls and Young Women (AGYW). Our advocacy targets will include relevant regional and national government ministries and departments, police, journalist, donors, CSOs, judiciary, media, cultural and religious leaders, health care providers, Implementing partners, judiciary, politicians, parliamentarians among others. Geographical Coverage; The project will operate in the geographical areas of Mbale, Paliisa, Nakapiripit and Kampala Districts.
In Uganda, Link Up aims to reach 275,000 young people with integrated SRHR/HIV information and services through community based intervention and public private partnerships at facility level. Link Up is being implemented by a consortium that comprises of Community Health Alliance Uganda, CYSRA (GYCA), ICW East Africa, Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV (UNYPA), Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) and Population Council. CHAU is delivering services and information within public health facilities and community based outreaches in the 11 Linkup districts through its implementing partners: NTHIC, ICOBI, MUG, UYDEL, MARPI and FLEP. UNYPA is representing ATHENA as an advocacy presentative.
Policy and advocacy is central to our work in Linkup. Linkup Uganda began the process of developing an advocacy strategy with a one day youth dialogue on 16 April 2014 to hear the experiences and needs of young people in accessing integrated SRH and HIV services. Following the youth dialogue, young people also took a lead in an advocacy training, which involved all Linkup partners. Together we revisited strategies to articulate our priority issues and do successful advocacy. UNYPA is working Luweero and Nankasogola districts for the Link Up project.
The National HIV/AIDS Pediatric conference is a bi- annual event organized by the Ministry of health, The national council for children and Uganda Pediatric Association in partnership with other partners. It is aimed at creating an Advocacy Forum for the key stakeholders and organizations supporting children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS to address the challenges faced in providing Care.
Routine Viral Load Testing (RVLT) Activist's Advocacy Campaign – Uganda The national Forum of people Living with HIV/AIDS Networks in Uganda (NAFOPHANU) in partnership with Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV/AIDS (UNYPA) and Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN) have planned to implement a four months project on Routine Viral Load Advocacy Campaign in Uganda supported by ITPC/MNSF. The overall goal of this campaign is to ‘’increase access to RVLT for People Living with HIV (PLHIV) on Treatment in Uganda’’. The project focuses on;