They said it

Africa should provide the lead to save the world from this degeneration and decadence, which is really very dangerous for humanity. If people of opposite sex stop appreciating one another then how will the human race be propagated?

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Ugandan President

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Your goal should be good motivation to get out of bed joyfully each morning

Mpambara Yvonne Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, Reach A Hand Uganda

Instead of blaming the young people, we need to create a system that provides care, respect, and support

Rev. Rukundo Richard Religious leader

"None of us is equal until all of us are equal, injustice against one is injustice against all. Gender equality is a matter of justice. And it is about all of us. We must do our part."

Jacqueline Asiimwe CEO, CivSource Africa

"Reproductive freedom is not just the ability not to have a child through birth control. It's the ability to have one if and when you want."

Pamela Madsen Founder and first Executive Director of The American Fertility Association.

Covid 19 has exposed the numerous SRHR challenges Young People face in their communities. High teenage pregnancies have manifested and been an eye-opener for the need for every country to prioritize the provision of accurate and complete SRHR information to nature the young leaders of tomorrow.

Sheila Kasabiiti Senior MEL officer, Reach A Hand Uganda

"The first person in this journey is you. Once you accept this challenge, then you are able to move beyond any barrier."

James K Tumusiime Country Director, Reach A Hand Uganda

Reproductive health and associated challenges do not stop in pandemics or any other hurdles. We remain steadfast in our commitments to support young people's empowerment around Sexual Reproductive Health. We all have a role to play.

Winnie Watera Brenda Advocacy Manager, Reach A Hand Uganda

For me, sexual reproductive health is a concept as larger as life and not merely sex and its negative and positive side effects. SRHR is livelihood, spirituality, career, ubuntu activism for sustainable development, movement building, equal opportunities, bodily integrity among others to ensure a quality life. Now tell me that SRHR is not a fundamental area of priority for every country!

Helen Patricia Amutuhaire Programs Manager, Reach A Hand Uganda

The beauty of what Reach A Hand does is that we walk the talk. We have a diverse team of young people at the helm of ensuring that fellow young people get access to high-quality SRHR information so that they make informed decisions

Naluzze Gladys MEL Officer, Reach A Hand Uganda

It is your life, you make the decision. Start now

Ibrahim Nkonge Events & Experiential Manager, Reach A Hand Uganda

Happiness equals one being able to go through school without having unintended pregnancies or unsafe abortions.

Benson Muhindo Head of Programmes, Reach A Hand Uganda

"Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength."

G.D Anderson Australian feminist writer and founder of Australian charity, The Cova Project.

“If we want our youth to grow up safe, healthy, and ready to succeed, then all youth need the knowledge and skills to make healthy decisions about sexual health.”

Hawaii Youth Services Network Youth organization

"It’s long been accepted as fact that the availability of family planning services saves lives. Where women have access to these services, children and families are healthier, and society at large benefits.”

Martha Plimpton American actress and reproductive rights advocate

Child abuse dehumanizes children and limits their potential to grow and be independent adults and work towards a better world. Condemn child abuse every day everywhere.

James K Tumusiime Country Director, Reach A Hand Uganda

"What we nurture today will grow tomorrow. This includes speaking the language young people understand because that way , they will listen and follow you."

Humphrey Nabimanya Founder and CEO Reach A Hand Uganda

"Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything."

Faye Wattleton First African American and youngest president ever elected of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

“ I want you to be cautious of the fact that you are special, and do not allow anybody to make you feel less of yourself.”

Chidinma Artist

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

Maya Angelou American poet, Singer, Memoirist, and Civil rights activist.

Let us make pregnancy an occasion when we appreciate our female bodies.

Merete Leonhardt-Lupa

"Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion."

Spike Milligan, The Last Goon Show of All English film actor, comedian and singer.

"The best contraceptive is the word no — repeated frequently"

Margaret Smith Emmy Award winning standup comic, actress, writer and producer.

"When the poor know that their children will survive, when they educate their daughters, when they access family planning, they have fewer children."

Nicholas Kristof Journalist and Author

"It's long been accepted as fact that the availability of family planning services saves lives. Where women have access to these services, children and families are healthier, and society at large benefits."

Martha Plimpton Singer and Actress

"A girl child who is even a little bit educated is more conscious of family planning, health care and, in turn, her children's own education."

Azim Premji Indian business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist

"We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again."

Paul Kagame President of Rwanda

We face neither East nor West: we face forward

Kwame Nkrumah Former President of Ghana

“Each generation must discover its mission, fulfil it or betray it, in relative opacity.”

Frantz Fanon

“It's hard sometimes to remember why we do anything in the first place. It's nice to think there's a purpose, or even a real decision that turns everything in one direction, but that's not always true, is it? We just fall into our lives.”

Dinaw Mengestu, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Novelist and Writer

“I can only say that friendship should rise above man-made laws, which tend to be capricious by their very nature.”

Tendai Huchu, The Hairdresser of Harare Author

“Real misfortune is not just a matter of being hungry and thirsty; it is a matter of knowing that there are people who want you to be hungry and thirsty”

Ousmane Sembène, God's Bits of Wood Senegalese film director, producer and writer

Without forgiveness, there's no future.

Desmond Tutu Bishop

“Pain and suffering, they are a secret. Kindness and love, they are a secret. But I have learned that kindness and love can pay for pain and suffering. ”

Alan Paton, Cry, The Beloved Country Author

“The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than yourself but the ends you serve that are for all, in common, will take you into eternity.”

Marcus Garvey Politician

“Love is the only energy I’ve ever used as a writer. I’ve never written out of anger, although anger has informed love.”

Athol Fugard South African playwright, novelist, actor, and director

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

Albert Camus French philosopher, author, and journalist.

“Become familiar with your home, but know also about your neighbors. The young man who never went anywhere thinks his mother is the greatest cook.”

Chinua Achebe Novelist

“The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are. Imagine how much happier we would be, how much freer to be our true individual selves, if we didn’t have the weight of gender expectations.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists Nigerian Novelist

"Don't be dependent on this world, but let this world depend on you"

Humphrey Nabimanya Founder and Team Leader, Reach A Hand

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