Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum
Over the last 9 years, UYAHF has grown lips and bounds from a small brief case organization to now a well-structured national level organization running projects in 30 districts.
Who we are
A dynamic Youth led and Youth Serving Health, Human Rights, and Girl Centred Organization that seeks to advance quality health and wellbeing for young people. Specifically, UYAHF works to address and advance young people’s specific needs as regards their sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender equality and health promotion, livelihoods, climate change, and SGBV among others.
A gender equal world with healthy and empowered adolescents and young people.
To realize a gender-equal world with healthy and empowered adolescents and young people, through amplifying their voices in policy and decision-making and responding to their specific health, human rights, and gender needs
To empower adolescent girls and young women to live quality health with equity, diginity and opportunities to realize their full potential.
The challenges we seek to address
Teenage pregnancies, SGBV & Harmful practices
Unemployment and lack of employable skills
Limitations in access to quality youth friendly SRHR services
Limited access to correct, appropriate and relevant SRH information
Myths and misconceptions surrounding SRHR services
Stigma, discrimination and barriers that hinder access to SRHR services
Limited spaces for meaningful youth participation
Unsupportive policy and legal environment
Our impact in numbers
Bukow district officials and local leaders have unanimously committed to taking the lead and becoming change champions in sensitizing the local community and tackling the prevalent harmful practices, including sexual
Child marriages in Kyegegwa district hit a record high of 51.4% for girls aged 13-18 years, according to the district data obtained from the district’s bio-statistician and data from the
Uganda Youth and Adolescents Health Forum in partnership with Planned Parenthood Global conducted a 2 (two) day capacity-building workshop for young people from the districts of Tororo, Butaleja, Mbale, and