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UGANDA HARM REDUCTION NETWORK (UHRN) PRESS RELEASE ON SENSITISATION PROGRAM ON THE RIGHTS TO SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH FOR FEMALE DRUG USERS  IN THE 5 DIVISIONS OF KAMPALA UGANDA.

Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN) is an NGO established in 2011, Reg No. 181733 by former drug users to provide a national platform and reduce the health, social and economic harms associated with “drug use”. UHRN seek to develop a supportive environment for the implementation and expansion of harm reduction programmes for Drug Users in Uganda.

On 11th April 2014–Uganda Harm Reduction Network and its Partners around Kampala Uganda gathered at UHRN’s resource Centre to commemorate the International-day-for-maternal-health-and-rights. The event was graced by a sensitisation forum for female drug users from the five Divisions of Kampala. This forum was aimed at educating female drug users on their right to sexual and reproductive health based on the theme ‘Know your rights.’

Matters discussed included maternal mortality, family planning, access to safe abortion services, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and gender based violence. The program focused on empowering female drug users to take responsibility and make informed choices on issues related to sexual and reproductive health.

UHRN firmly believes that access to information and knowledge on these issues empowers female drug users to be strong and aware, particularly in situations where they feel that their rights are being threatened.

This can be achieved through discussion and information-sharing, but also through interactive role plays containing key messages to help the female drug users in the five divisions of Kampala to ‘know their rights.’ Forum participants were given the opportunity to ask questions during the final session of the day, which allowed participants to develop a deeper understanding of their human rights as they apply to their specific situations, and allow them to feel, empowered to claim their rights in an everyday context.

UHRN is dedicated to reduce violations against female drug users in the five divisions of Kampala and other parts of Uganda through education and awareness-raising.

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Click to download the Press Release: UHRN Press Release SRRHs ON 11 April 2014