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  • Organisation

    Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) visualises a society where people with physical disabilities live dignified and productive lives. This is possible through existing to remove barriers that prevent persons with physical disabilities from enjoying their full rights in society. UNAPD has impacted a lot on policy/law influence in order to get inclusive legislations for PWDs through engaging in guidelines development and policy review to ensure that the laws/legislations passed by the Parliament of Uganda and other local government structures are not discriminatory to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

    Of recent, UNAPD worked tirelessly with the Members of Parliament representing PWDs to ensure that the debate (in 2013) on Building Control Bill in Parliament considers the accessibility rights of PWDs through including the Accessibility Standards as a reference policy document on matters of accessibility and inclusion before the enactment by the Parliament. Those efforts bared fruits in that by the time the Act was signed by the President of Uganda in 2013, the Accessibility Standards were adopted as the reference documents and PWDs have to be represented on the various building committees and the National Building Review Board.

    • Organisation

      Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) visualises a society where people with physical disabilities live dignified and productive lives. This is possible through existing to remove barriers that prevent persons with physical disabilities from enjoying their full rights in society. UNAPD has impacted a lot on policy/law influence in order to get inclusive legislations for PWDs through engaging in guidelines development and policy review to ensure that the laws/legislations passed by the Parliament of Uganda and other local government structures are not discriminatory to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

      Of recent, UNAPD worked tirelessly with the Members of Parliament representing PWDs to ensure that the debate (in 2013) on Building Control Bill in Parliament considers the accessibility rights of PWDs through including the Accessibility Standards as a reference policy document on matters of accessibility and inclusion before the enactment by the Parliament. Those efforts bared fruits in that by the time the Act was signed by the President of Uganda in 2013, the Accessibility Standards were adopted as the reference documents and PWDs have to be represented on the various building committees and the National Building Review Board.

    • Project

      The project inclusive implementation of the national policy and service standards for SRHR in Uganda is being implemented by three organisations of persons with disability.  These are umbrella organisation of Persons with Physical Disabilities (PWPDs), Pallisa District Action on Physical Disabilities (PADIAPD) and Mbale Action on Physical Disabilities. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) is overlooked by both the disability community and those working on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS).

      This leaves PWDs among the most marginalised groups when it comes to SRHS despite having the same needs for SRHS as everyone else. The challenges to SRH faced by PWDs are not necessarily part of having a disability, but instead often reflect lack of social attention, legal protection, understanding and support. PWDs often cannot obtain even the most basic information about SRH thus remain unaware of basic facts about their bodies, rights and available services. PWDs may be denied the right to establish relationships, or they may be subjected to sexual abuse or treated as objects in the house other than members of the family.

      As a group, PWDs fit the common pattern of structural risks for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections due to high rates of poverty and illiteracy, lack of access to health resources and power to negotiate for safer sex. This project focuses on the fact that PWDs have the same sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs as other people. Yet they often face barriers to information and services. At the end of the project, the Organisation hopes to have changed the ignorance and attitudes of society and individuals, including health-care providers, raising most of these barriers.

  • Project

    The project inclusive implementation of the national policy and service standards for SRHR in Uganda is being implemented by three organisations of persons with disability.  These are umbrella organisation of Persons with Physical Disabilities (PWPDs), Pallisa District Action on Physical Disabilities (PADIAPD) and Mbale Action on Physical Disabilities. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) is overlooked by both the disability community and those working on Sexual and Reproductive Health Services (SRHS).

    This leaves PWDs among the most marginalised groups when it comes to SRHS despite having the same needs for SRHS as everyone else. The challenges to SRH faced by PWDs are not necessarily part of having a disability, but instead often reflect lack of social attention, legal protection, understanding and support. PWDs often cannot obtain even the most basic information about SRH thus remain unaware of basic facts about their bodies, rights and available services. PWDs may be denied the right to establish relationships, or they may be subjected to sexual abuse or treated as objects in the house other than members of the family.

    As a group, PWDs fit the common pattern of structural risks for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections due to high rates of poverty and illiteracy, lack of access to health resources and power to negotiate for safer sex. This project focuses on the fact that PWDs have the same sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs as other people. Yet they often face barriers to information and services. At the end of the project, the Organisation hopes to have changed the ignorance and attitudes of society and individuals, including health-care providers, raising most of these barriers.

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