The Access, Services and Knowledge program seeks to increase direct access to SRH information and services by young people through strategies that uphold human rights of stakeholders, respect diversity, address structural discrimination and exclusion, ensure meaning youth participation and reinforce partnerships. It runs in Gulu, Pader, Kitgum and Amuru districts in Northern Uganda, and Iganga, Jinja, Bugiri and Tororo districts in Eastern Uganda.
Twelve partner organizations are involved in the program namely: Clinton Health Access Initiative, Reach A Hand Uganda, Reproductive Health Uganda, Straight Talk Foundation, SchoolNet Uganda, Uganda Young Positives, Uganda Network for Young People Living with HIV/AIDS, Mama’s Club, Family Life Education Program, Restless Development, AMREF and UNESCO
The four identified key priorities addressed in the program are:
- Improved sexual and reproductive health services/ provision of high- quality Youth Friendly Services (YFS).
- Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
- Combating sexual and gender- based violence.
- Creating an enabling environment at social, legal and policy levels to remove barriers to accessing the information and services young people need