PITCH adolescent girls and young women Uganda UNYPA

PITCH adolescent girls and young women Uganda UNYPA


As part of the PITCH project in Uganda, UNYPA will raise awareness among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and young people living with HIV so they can demand services, advocate and inform communities about SRH, GBV and stigma and discrimination. UNYPA will organize exchange learning visits among peer supporters to improve psycho-social support for YPLHIV at ART centers, conduct paralegal training on SRH for YPLHIV, facilitate AGYW and young people living with HIV to participate in key advocacy meetings and national celebrations to increasingly voice their rights, and will conduct in and out of school and community awareness campaigns to end HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

Project details

Time frame
01 October 2016 - 31 December 2020
€ 236,781
Active in

Pallisa, Nakapiripirit, Mbale, Kampala

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UNYPA contributes to the following ToC outcomes:
S1.1 Communities are knowledgeable about health and rights for KPs and embrace efforts to address stigma and discrimination against KPs and AGYW.
S1.2: Across the Healthcare systems (public, private and CSO-led) there is increased technical competency and improved attitudes to meet the specific SRHR needs of KPs and AGYW
S2: Coordinated strategies for informed advocacy are developed, including identification of key stakeholders and opportunities for engagement on health and rights priorities for KPs and AGYW
S3: Evidence is methodically collected for the purpose of evidence-based advocacy and research on health and rights priorities for KPs and AGYW
S4: There is increased engagement and collaboration between CSOs, key stakeholders and potential champions to promote and protect the health and rights of KPs and AGYW
M1: KP and AGYW-led CSOs country-wide are equipped with sufficient technical, human and financial resources to empower and mobilise their constituencies, both as individual organisations and as strong, united coalitions.

Community groups

500 young people directly with intensive training and capacity strengthening. Over 10,000 people at schools and in the community with right information, creating an enabling environment for YPLHIV


PITCH seeks to strengthen the capacities of local civil society organisations to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and uphold the human rights of key populations. Our work centres around key populations, adolescent girls and young women in nine countries in East, West and Southern Africa, South-East Asia, and Central Europe. These communities in many contexts carry the main HIV burden. At the same time, they are often neglected in the HIV response and face many barriers in accessing HIV and SRH services as well as human rights violations. PITCH addresses this urgent gap, and is reactive and responsive to local needs/urgencies that have been identified in its geographical foci.

In Uganda in 2013, the overall HIV prevalence was estimated at 7.25% and there were approximately 1,500,000 people living with HIV. There were an estimated 90,000 new HIV infections in 2013, 9,000 in children. There were 33,000 AIDS-related deaths, 8,500 among children. Young people face high risks for sexual and reproductive health problems and rights violations. Young people, including young people living with HIV, lack access to information and services and policies are often not well aligned to the reality of young people.

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