When young people are illiterate, they fall prey to so many harmful practices. SRHR intervenes to help them making choices.

Hope Lydia Ndagire

RWO Executive director


Young girls and boys

In and out school young people

Teenage mothers

what is "srhr"?

Sexual and Reproductive
Health Rights

“To maintain one’s sexual and reproductive health, people need access to accurate information and the safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraception method of their choice. 

They must be informed and empowered to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections.

And when they decide to have children, women must have access to services that can help them have a fit pregnancy, safe delivery and healthy baby.” – (UNFPA Fund)


The ignorance about SRHR amongst our communities is a key factor in the increasing rates of violence against women and girls, teenage pregnancies and child marriages

The project was set up to fill the SRHR information gap, and aims to empower next generation of young people.

how it works

RWO empower young people with the right information to help them make choises regarding their sexual lives and health.

We do it through:

Through a peer to peer education model, young people, both boys and girls receive weekly SRHR information and educate sessions on topics such as:

  • Human development
  • Gender
  • Life skills
  • Safety from violence,
  • Relationships,
  • Promoting and protecting health,
  • Alcohol and drug abuse,
  • Making reusable sanitary pads 

We had to adjust our planned in-school programs to a new model of out of school Youth Friendly Safe corners opened up in Katabi town council.  

So far, 7 Resilient community clubs have been established in the communities of Nalugala and Kitala. 

In addition, 7 model families’ / mentor parents have continued to host and mentor the clubs. 

The peer educators have been able to deliver 86 sessions in total reaching out to 409 young people, including 304 girls and 105 boys. Out of these, 36 are young mothers. 

As a result, young people’s knowledge and life skills have increased and this has enabled them to make safe choices. Some case stories recorded clearly indicated the changes in sexual behaviours and goal setting.  For the many affected school goers, we made sure that they have access to reading material, as part of our care packages. 

The main objective for these Safe spaces is creating a supportive environment for adolescents SRHR and also providing spaces where they can learn, educate and stay safe.

Resilient Women’s Organisation has so far put in place 2 safe space centres, Nalugala and in Kitala.  We create of safe spaces within the communities in partnerships with the community local leaders, more especially the women and youth local leaders. 

These have provided spaces where young people learn, educate and help them stay safe during this unprecedented times of COVID-19 where schools are closed

6 Model family’s/mentor parents were selected; these provide us with free safe space venues where young people meet from.

While early unions remain prevalent in the communities where we work, model families and parents who are seen to have succeeded in life, educated their children, play a significant role in offering an alternative to the social norms and practices that fuel child marriages and have a strong voice in the communities.

As an organisation, we believe in the ability of edutainment when it comes to young people.  

A peer Music-Dance-Drama (MDD) trainer was recruited to help in developing talents among young girls, young women and boys. 

The MDD Club organised and led the community change ambassadors’ day where all the clubs came together to raise awareness on ending child marriages and early unions through poems, music, traditional and creative dance, education and news reporting, drama and skits.

100 young people participated in the presence of the mentor parents and leaders. We have learnt that advocacy through MDD increases confidence and the ability to raise sensitive SRHR issues affecting young people including access to and use of contraception, parents-adolescent communication and harmful cultural practices including child marriages.  

We organize menstrual and health talk to sensitize young people and parents on menstrual care management.

In the last talk we trained 30 young people and 4 mentor parents to making reusable sanitary pads. Among them 8 were trained as trainers.

These has also transferred the skill to train their fellow peers and parents.

The talk was also aimed at highlighting myths and miscomputations surrounding menstrual periods and pregnancy.

Family Planning means the control over when to have children

A lot of women face abuses from their spouses because they want to have less children or non at all, and the spouses don’t want to hear it.

Then we have many people with no incomes at all, having so many kids they can’t even take care of.

It’s important to have planned families if we are to fight poverty. That’s why we offer SRHR as family plannin  to vulnerable families, facing GBV.



Education is not a rescue:
It may seem so. It sounds less important, less urgent.

It’s exactly the opposite. To create long-lasting solutions, we need to inform and educate young people, so they will be able to be a better generation and to do better choices. 

It’s a long, tough work. We need to be more, to travel around the country, reach more people and create a bigger impact.

If you want to, you can be our boost. 
Even a little donation can allow us to visit one village more, and change hundreds of lives.