Cordaid recognizes youth as an essential and valuable asset to development. In Uganda we cooperate with the non-profit youth led organization Reach a Hand Uganda (RAHU) through support of their campaign and communication strategies that focus on changing social norms and values that limit the youths access to Sexual Reproductive Health services and information. A key example of this work is the Inter-generational Dialogue event on the 13th September 2014 in Kampala. To mark the World Sexuality Health Day Celebrations, RAHU is organizing with the support of Cordaid and other partners.
The main theme of the event is “Strengthening Effective and Meaningful involvement of a Young Nation in Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH).” The objective of this first inter-generational dialogue is to bridge the generation gap, and will focus on the role of adults, policy makers and community leaders in promoting comprehensive sexuality education and youth friendly SRH services.
Cordaid Project Officer Simone Soeters explains: “We support this event because we want young people in Uganda, and around the world, to have comprehensive Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) knowledge, thus better equipping them to be able to make informed choices about their sexuality. Furthermore, we believe this event highlights the importance of effective and meaningful involvement of the youth in SRHR programme and policy development.”