+256 701 870878 / +256 776 385819 / P. O. Box 25914 Kampala / firstname.lastname@example.org
Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum (UYAHF) is a youth lead and youth serving organization that was established by vibrant youth advocates who are very passionate on the health and well-being of adolescents.
Founded in August 2013, UYAHF actively promotes and supports the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of young people in Uganda, supports meaningful youth participation and promotes entrepreneurship and skills development opportunities for young people.
It is our strong conviction that young people should be able to freely make informed choices concerning their sexual and reproductive health. Freedom, mutual respect, equality and dignity are important in making such choices. The subject of sex and sexuality must be freed from discrimination, coercion, stigma and prejudice. Being able to make your own choices about your life and body is a universal human right.
The recognition of young people’s SRHR will also benefits economic development. Those who are young now will be the workforce and leaders of the future. Challenges such as child marriage and unwanted pregnancies prevent young people from realizing their full potential and contributing to their country’s development. Recognizing and respecting young people’s SRHR will therefore not only improve their lives but also strengthen their communities and countries as a whole.