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Martha Clara Nakato NGO Delegation

Martha Clara Nakato

The Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Alliance Uganda is a consortium of organizations that stand for and promote young people’s SRHR. Each organization has a strong niche, expertise, and experience in key aspects of Policy and Advocacy, SRHR programming for vulnerable and marginalized groups of adolescents and young people at the grassroots and national level.

The SRHR Alliance comprises Eight (8) founding members and over 40 affiliate community-based, youth-led and women-led organizations. The founding members are Reproductive Health Uganda, Reach A Hand Uganda, Straight Talk Foundation, Family Life Education Program, Center for Health Human Rights & Development, Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV and AIDS, Restless Development, and the National Forum of People Living with HIV and AIDS Networks in Uganda.

The SRHR Alliance and all its members work towards strengthening youth leadership and ensuring that all young people in their diversity have access to high-quality, responsive, and youth-friendly SRHR information and services within a supportive social and legal environment.

Martha Clara Nakato works with the SRHR Alliance Uganda as the Community of Action Facilitator for the ‘WE LEAD Program’ in Uganda. She is a Health Rights Advocate who is skilled in program management, Policy Advocacy, and youth movement building in the fields of HIV/AIDS, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), and Gender programming.

Martha Clara is experienced in national and global HIV prevention and comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) advocacy with an emphasis on promoting young people’s leadership in HIV prevention, access to SRHR, and policy development. She has developed a strong national and regional reputation for championing community rights and needs in the HIV/AIDS response with her consistent efforts in fighting HIV inequalities like stigma and discrimination and advocating for progress in the implementation of innovative approaches that ensure adolescents, as well as key and marginalized populations, have access to appropriate, responsive, quality HIV and SRHR services.

She is one of the Global Faces of the fight for the sixth Global Fund Replenishment and a contributor to the “People’s Voice” for PEPFAR COP20. She continues to engage in the Global Fund and PEPFAR COP actively processes in her country to ensure young people’s needs are incorporated into these decision-making platforms. She is also a former HIV Epidemic Response (HER Voice Fund) Ambassador and has engaged in various policy and advocacy decision-making spaces both nationally and internationally.

Before taking up her role at SRHR Alliance, Martha worked as the Policy and Advocacy Officer at the Ugandan Network of Young People Living with HIV. (UNYPA).

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