TAHI-Uganda and Hivos Launch Mvoices Project: Empowering Voices for Change

TAHI-Uganda, in collaboration with Hivos, has officially launched the Mvoices project. This groundbreaking initiative is specifically designed to enhance the participation and inclusion of young people with disabilities in the Wakiso and Mukono districts.

The project’s primary objective is to ensure that these individuals have a prominent voice and active involvement in national policy-making spaces related to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).

By amplifying the voices of youth with disabilities, the Mvoices project seeks to address the existing gaps in representation within SRHR policy formulation. Through strategic partnerships and targeted interventions,TAHI-Uganda and Hivos aim to empower young people with disabilities to actively contribute to the development and implementation of policies that directly impact their lives.

The MVoices Project, implemented by TAHI in partnership with financial support from Hivos and the SRHR fund, aims to increase the participation and representation of young people with disabilities from Wakiso and Mukono districts in national policy formulation spaces in Uganda by 2024. The project has three specific objectives.

  • Firstly, it seeks to address negative social attitudes at both the individual and local government level that hinder the participation of young people with disabilities in national policy formulation spaces.
  • Secondly, it aims to tackle communication and access barriers that impact the involvement of young people with disabilities in these spaces.
  • Lastly, the project aims to establish national-level engagement forums that facilitate the participation of young people with disabilities in national policy formulation spaces.

The implementation of the Mvoices project in the Wakiso and Mukono districts signifies a significant step towards achieving inclusive and equitable SRHR policies. By recognizing the unique challenges faced by youth with disabilities and providing them with a platform to express their perspectives,TAHI-Uganda and Hivos are fostering a more inclusive society that values the rights and voices of all individuals, regardless of their abilities.