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  • Organisation

    Uganda Reach the Aged Association (URAA) promotes family/community care as opposed to institutional care which in many ways tends to alienate older persons. URAA works in partnership with others to support older persons and age care organizations nationally. URAA mains target is to see older persons and children under their care in Uganda living a dignified self-fulfilled poverty free life. URAA puts a high consideration on the gender aspect, especially on women and girls. It also follows the principles of leave no one behind (LNOB) and uses intergenerational approaches in its work. This creates solidarity across generations and sustainable developments.

    URAA believes in wisdom, experiences, energy, and ideals of older person’s women and men, youth, and  OVCs under the care of older persons. It supports intergenerational dialogues on Human right issues and gender equality and ensures that all people young and old recognise themselves as the owners, drivers, and beneficiaries. This is done in community dialogues between rights holders and duty bearers.

    • Organisation

      Uganda Reach the Aged Association (URAA) promotes family/community care as opposed to institutional care which in many ways tends to alienate older persons. URAA works in partnership with others to support older persons and age care organizations nationally. URAA mains target is to see older persons and children under their care in Uganda living a dignified self-fulfilled poverty free life. URAA puts a high consideration on the gender aspect, especially on women and girls. It also follows the principles of leave no one behind (LNOB) and uses intergenerational approaches in its work. This creates solidarity across generations and sustainable developments.

      URAA believes in wisdom, experiences, energy, and ideals of older person’s women and men, youth, and  OVCs under the care of older persons. It supports intergenerational dialogues on Human right issues and gender equality and ensures that all people young and old recognise themselves as the owners, drivers, and beneficiaries. This is done in community dialogues between rights holders and duty bearers.

    • Project

      Understand and Challenge Ageism Campaign project promotes a campaign on understanding and challenging ageism of older persons in Uganda, transforming humanitarian and development public and private sector policies. This improves access to social services such as health, empowers the older persons to lobby for timely and adequate service delivery by engaging in planning and budgeting processes, policies and programmes. Older persons (OPs) in Uganda face significant issues ranging from poverty, lack of access to adequate health and financial services, income insecurity, exclusion from health insurance schemes (as they are considered a high risk group).

      The project challenges the understanding, perceptions, and attitudes at individual, family and community level towards older persons. This is done through rolling out an Ageism campaign strategy at national level (starting with 6 pilot districts) in Uganda, generating evidence to strengthen national, district and community structures and share best practice documents for meaningful engagement with the respective stakeholders, government and private sector departments. This data is then shared in local, national and international fora for testing and scaling up.

  • Project

    Understand and Challenge Ageism Campaign project promotes a campaign on understanding and challenging ageism of older persons in Uganda, transforming humanitarian and development public and private sector policies. This improves access to social services such as health, empowers the older persons to lobby for timely and adequate service delivery by engaging in planning and budgeting processes, policies and programmes. Older persons (OPs) in Uganda face significant issues ranging from poverty, lack of access to adequate health and financial services, income insecurity, exclusion from health insurance schemes (as they are considered a high risk group).

    The project challenges the understanding, perceptions, and attitudes at individual, family and community level towards older persons. This is done through rolling out an Ageism campaign strategy at national level (starting with 6 pilot districts) in Uganda, generating evidence to strengthen national, district and community structures and share best practice documents for meaningful engagement with the respective stakeholders, government and private sector departments. This data is then shared in local, national and international fora for testing and scaling up.

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