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RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW PROJECT

Established in 2015, the Right Here Right Now (RHRN) Uganda platform is composed of 14 civil society organizations working to ensure the realization of improved social political and policy environment for the health of all young people in Uganda.  The platform focuses on advocacy aimed at recognizing an inclusive environment for the realization of reproductive health rights of young people in Uganda. The platform seeks to work for the protection, respect and fulfillment of young people’s Sexual Reproductive health and rights including, girls, young women and young lesbian’s gays, bisexuals and trans genders (LGBTIQ) and young people living with HIV/AIDS. The platform pays specific attention to freedom from stigma, discrimination and violence; access to comprehensive youth services, access to comprehensive SRHR information and an active and increasing space for young people’s voices.

Uganda Network of young people living with HIV (UNYPA) has contributed in  RHRN in deferent ways which include, we have been able to influence a number of stakeholders in the ministry of Health, Education, Gender, Justice and Children and Youth Affairs to review and add our recommendations in the policies that are yet to be passed by ministry of health and Education and that support young people living with HIV/AIDS in schools and in the communities they are living for example we have been engaging in meaningful meetings with Technical Working Groups (TWG) in ministry of Health, Education and Gender to influence the review and adding of UNYPA and RHRN recommendations  in the  School Health policy, Adolescent Health Policy and  the SHRH guidelines in Uganda. UNYPA has also been able to carry out a number of activity campaigns such as the Y+ beauty pageant and Y+ summit to fight stigma and discrimination and raise awareness on the need of passing youth friendly policies while at schools, health centers, working environment, economic and political and also the rights of LGBTI. Rhight Here Right Now national advocacy priority areas 2017-2020 include: The Draft School Health Policy is reviewed, approved and implemented by 2020, An inclusive SRH Guideline and Adolescent Health Policy and strategy is reviewed and implemented by 2020, The Standards and Guidelines for reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity due to unsafe abortion (S&Gs) in Uganda are reinstated and implemented by 2020, Uganda implements the African Commission resolution 275 on violence and human rights violations against persons based on their imputed or real sexual orientation or Gender Identity

Rhight Here Right Now national advocacy priority areas 2017-2020 include: The Draft School Health Policy is reviewed, approved and implemented by 2020, An inclusive SRH Guideline and Adolescent Health Policy and strategy is reviewed and implemented by 2020, The Standards and Guidelines for reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity due to unsafe abortion (S&Gs) in Uganda are reinstated and implemented by 2020, Uganda implements the African Commission resolution 275 on violence and human rights violations against persons based on their imputed or real sexual orientation or Gender Identity    

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Welcome to UNYPA

Uganda Network of young people living with HIV & AIDS started in 2003 to provide leadership and coordinate the greater and meaningful involvement and participation of YPLHIV in Uganda in the national, regional and global HIV and AIDS response. UNYPA advocates improving the quality of life of young people living with HIV in Uganda and as a network. UNYPA is driven by the needs of young people living with HIV and implements an evidence informed national programme and advocacy for YPLHIV to lead healthy and productive lives. The elements of UNYPA’s national programme and advocacy include promoting universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support; fighting stigma and discrimination against young people living with HIV; and, promoting the greater involvement of young people living with HIV in the national HIV response.