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COVID -19 AND SEXUAL-GENDER BASED VIOLENCE IN UGANDA: An assessment of cases reported during the pandemic in various districts

One of the major challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic is an increase in sexual and gender-based violence, which widely affects mostly girls and women. Before the pandemic, UN Women reported that 1 in 3 women had experienced physical and sexual violence. This number is expected to be ...

COVID-19 IEC Materials

Protect yourself and your loved ones from the Corona virus by getting information on the virus and the best way to prevent it. You can access COVID-19 information, education and communication materials in Acholi, English, Luganda, Runyakitara and Swahili below. Special thanks to the Ministry o...

COVID19, SRHR and Health Systems

“Coronavirus makes clear what has been true all along. Your health is as safe as that of the worst-insured, worst-cared-for person in your society. It will be decided by the height of the floor, not the ceiling.” - Anand Giridharada The COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge public health crisis...

CSMMUA Public Statement on Roe V. Wade Ruling

While US Supreme Court Ruling Infringes on Women's Rights and Freedoms, Uganda's Drive to Increase Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Will Not Be Broken
The Coalition to Stop Maternal Mortality Due to Unsafe Abortion in Uganda (CSMMUA) passionately believes that no...

Decree for the Constitutional Petition No. 16 of 2011

On 19th August 2020, the Justices of the Constitutional Court delivered a judgement in favour of the Petitioners in the matter of Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and 3 Others Vs Attorney General, Constitutional Petition No.16 of 2011. The Justices unanimously agreed on al...

Demystifying Misconceptions On The East Africa Community Sexual And Reproductive Health Bill, 2021

Whereas the East African Community Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill, 2021 has noble objectives, it continues to come under attack from some sections based on myths, ignorance and outright propagation of falsehoods. With a lot of misinformation being propagated about the EAC SRH Bill, it is imp...

Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU)/LESA - Project Baseline Report

Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) and Partners in Community Transformation (PICOT) are implementing a project titled, “Integrating Legal Empowerment and Social Accountability for improved local <...

Facing Uganda's Law on Abortion: Experiences of women and service providers

Uganda’s law on abortion prohibits several acts and omissions relating to abortion and sets out to punish women and health workers who perform any of the prohibited acts. And yet it should also be noted that every woman has a right to make decisions relating to her reproductive health and this de...

Facts On Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights Issues Among Adolescent Girls And Young Women In Uganda

Several factors expose adolescent girls and young women to sexual activity which in turn expose them to the risks inherent to sexual activity such as teenage and unintended pregnancies, complications resulting from pregnancy and HIV infections. These factors include the age of first sexual encou...

From Beijing to Paris: An assessment of Uganda’s commitments at Generation Equality Forum and the future of bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights

Gender inequality is one of the most pressing global barriers to social and economic progress and the fulfilment of human rights. It is deeply embedded in the social, cultural, religious and other institutions, policies and legislation. Despite progress in some areas, nearly 40% of the world’s...

Government Defies Court Order To Increase Funding To Maternal Health In The National Budget

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday 27th April 2021 GOVERNMENT DEFIES COURT ORDER TO INCREASE FUNDING TO MATERNAL HEALTH IN THE NATIONAL BUDGET Kampala – Uganda. ...

Handbook for Community Health Advocates on Governance & Accountability, English version

This information sheet has been prepared to guide community Health Advocates, grass root paralegals, community based groups and organizations during community awareness sessions on the topic of Health and Human Rights. It is part of a broader campaign by CEHURD and partners to mobilize, engage an...

Handbook for Community Health Advocates on Governance & Accountability, Kakwa version

Translated to Kakwa language; This Handbook was prepared to guide community Health Advocates, grass root paralegals, community-based groups and organizations during community awareness sessions on the topic of Health and Human Rights. It is part of a broader campaign ...

Handbook for Community Health Advocates on Governance & Accountability, Lugbarati version

Translated to Lugbarati language; This Handbook was prepared to guide community Health Advocates, grass root paralegals, community-based groups and organizations during community awareness sessions on the topic of Health and Human Rights. It is part of a broader campa...

Human Rights Implications of Inadequate Contraceptive Access and Use in Uganda

Family planning services and contraceptives are critical in the prevention of unintended pregnancies, miscarriages, unsafe abortions and maternal deaths. Hence, they improve the health of women and the overall well-being of families. Over time, there has been commendable effort from Government...