Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH)

The SRH program covers a range of topics, including sexual reproductive health rights, family planning, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition and diet, cancer awareness and advocacy, and menstrual hygiene management.

WORI’s SRH program places a particular emphasis on educating adolescents about body growth, puberty, and menstrual hygiene management to reduce stigma and ensure that girls stay in school. The program also provides access to affordable, eco-friendly, and healthy reusable sanitary wear to support girls. Through partnerships, the program also organizes women for screening services to detect cervical cancer early. WORI’s SRH program is committed to promoting and protecting the health and rights of women and girls, and improving the overall well-being of communities.

Key Issues

Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a crucial aspect of overall health and wellbeing for women. In Uganda, women face significant challenges in accessing necessary SRH services, including family planning, safe abortion, and HIV prevention and treatment. According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics, only 34.9% of married women between the ages of 15-49 use a modern contraceptive method, leading to unintended pregnancies and complications during childbirth. Additionally, the prevalence of HIV among women is higher than that of men, with women accounting for 57% of adults living with HIV in Uganda.

WORI recognizes the importance of addressing these key SRH issues faced by women in Uganda. Through our programs, we engage women and youth in awareness and training on SRH rights and issues, including family planning, childbirth, sanitation and hygiene, nutrition and diet, cancer awareness and advocacy, and menstrual hygiene management. We strive to educate and empower women to make informed decisions about their health and well-being, and to improve their access to necessary SRH services.

Find your Star

STAR Durable Pads, a social enterprise established by WORI in 2017, offers locally crafted reusable cloth menstrual pads as a low-cost alternative to disposable pads and tampons. These pads are an accessible option for women and girls in low-income communities, and their reusable and biodegradable nature eliminates the issue of waste disposal and environmental pollution. The pads can be purchased individually or in bulk by organizations such as NGOs and schools. Profits from the sale of STAR Durable Pads go towards the development and delivery of a menstrual hygiene management and rights training program, furthering the initiative’s social impact.