RAHU To Hold First Inter-generational Dialogue

Rev. Gideon Byamugisha, one of the panelists at the IGD during one of RAHU activities
Rev. Gideon Byamugisha, one of the panelists at the IGD during one of RAHU activities

Reach A Hand Uganda is planning an inter-generational dialogue scheduled for the World Sexuality Health Day on 13th September, 2014. The Inter-generational dialogue will form part of the activities to mark the day.

The inter-generational dialogue is a first of its kind half day exchange to promote the effective and meaningful involvement of the youth in SRHR program development for youth, the development of national frame works to guide government in policy formulation around sexuality education for youth and coming up with a petition to members of Parliament to address issues of youth friendly services (YFS) for youth.

The WAS/WHO working definition of sexual health (2002) “Sexual health is a state of physical, emotional, mental and social wellbeing in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled.”

Reach a Hand (RAHU) and Leo Africa recognize youth as an essential and valuable asset to development and a key part of Uganda’s development and growth. RAHU appreciates the diversity in the social, cultural and political orientation of its beneficiaries and endlessly works to promote understanding while appreciating the differences existent in its membership. RAHU recognizes the universal nature and cross-cultural appreciation of human rights

With the sponsorship from UNESCO, UNPF, Oddman, Rutgers WPF, KMusisi Foundation and NBS Tv the event has activities like a conversation between old and young advocates.

Reach A Hand a non- profit organization led by the youth are looking at this intergenerational dialogue as away to identify the role of adults, policy makers and community leaders in promoting comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) and youth friendly SRHR services (YFS) for young people. This is an initiative to bridge the gap between the two groups and the theme is “Sexual health: the well being of Sexuality”.

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