Humphrey Nabimanya the CEO of Reach A Hand Uganda has called for a quick solution to curb the high increased rate of HIV/AIDs, unintended pregnancies, and poverty amongst 60% of sexually active adolescent girls aged 15-19 in Uganda.
Nabimanya made this call while addressing thousands of people that gathered Ggaba landing site in Uganda. He furthermore noted that among other challenges such as gender-based violence and gender inequalities, one of the major stumbling blocks to the success of the girl child in Uganda is a lack of access to sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR) and family planning (FP) services and resources.
“In Uganda, more than 60% of sexually active adolescent girls aged 15-19 have an unmet need for modern contraception and this number has increased the rate of HIV/AIDs, unintended pregnancies, and poverty” Nabimanya stated
Nabimanya also noted that Reach A hand Uganda and its partners for a long time have advocated and raised awareness about gender-based violence against women and girls. They have also championed in the cause to end HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
On Violence against women, Nabimanya clearly stated that Violence isn’t normal, it’s criminal. You and I can achieve a violent free society by fighting for equality for all and punishing culprits that cause these inequalities.
Reach A Hand Uganda is a youth-led non-profit organization focused on youth empowerment programs with an emphasis on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights.
Those who know Nabimanya well know that he has a strong foothold when it comes to sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR) and family planning (FP) services and has led his team through different campaigns for the Women rights.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25th November, (the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and runs until 10th December, (Human Rights Day).
The campaign was under the global theme: “UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls.”