The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which allows a structured review of the human rights records of all UN Member States while pushing governments to fulfil their human rights obligations.
Uganda is currently undergoing the universal periodic review – where her Human Rights report will be considered. The report can be found here
With the Support of the national coalition for human rights defenders, RAHU is privileged to have co-chaired the youth cluster together with Center for Constitutional governance under the UPR
SRHR recommendations in the youth cluster report
- The Ugandan government should implement existing policies on sexuality education to improve uptake and access to sexual and reproductive health information and services like the National Sexuality Education Framework
- Government of Uganda should revise and repeal laws criminalizing and prohibiting access to safe abortion services and information by young people.
- Government of Uganda should increase number of youth friendly health centers, in communities and in schools to encourage young women and girls report and open up about cases of sexual violence for redress.
- Government of Uganda consider passing and adopting the National School Health Policy and Adolescent Health Policy that provide a more comprehensive guide on access to sexual and reproductive health and rights services and information for both in and out of school youth.
The Consolidated CSO report can be found here