Plan Uganda in partnership with Center for Domestic Violence Prevention, Uganda Youth Network and Straight Talk Foundation launched a new youth empowerment program code named; the NI-YETU Youth Project with support from SIDA through Plan International, Uganda.
“NI-YETU” is a Swahili word which means “It is ours”. Ni-Yetu is a social empowerment initiative that will integrate promotion of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights and GBV prevention in five districts of Lira, Alebtong, Tororo, Kamuli and Kampala.
Ni-Yetu aims atcontributing to a healthy, empowered youth population, free from violence.
Project willreplicate best practices and lessons learnt from the previous projects in Kampala, and Lira to new program areas of Kamuli, Aleptong and Tororo.
Although adolescents/youth 13-24 years old constitute the primary target population for Ni-Yetu, the programme also targets duty bearers, including: parents/guardians, local leaders and opinion leaders (including elders and faith based leaders), health workers, teachers, policy makers at the various levels of the government and civil society organizations to create an enabling environment for young people to fulfill their SRHR and GBV protection rights