Advocating for Inclusion of Girls & Women with Disabilities in the National Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Policy

NUWODU’s Chairperson 2nd L and Executive Secretary 2nd R pose for a photo with stakeholders after the dissemination meeting

National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda’s (NUWODU) current program on Sexual Reproductive Health Rights Services (SRHRS) for Girls and Women with Disabilities raised an alarm when NUWODU discovered that the national policy didn’t cater for Girls and Women with Disabilities and was not in line with the Ministry of Health  and World Health Organization guidelines.

This propelled NUWODU to take action and research into the policy was made to ensure that girls and women with disabilities had full access to their SRHRS. With the lead researcher Dr. Otim Charles at the helm; NUWODU joined hands with stakeholders from Ministry of Health, Woman MP Representatives and reviewed the old policy in a national dissemination meeting.

Stakeholders pledged to document gaps within other existing policies and present them to relevant ministries to guide policy reviews for effective implementation.