Who we are
We are a youth led and youth centered non-profit organization, Fabs focuses on the empowerment of Youths and women with great emphasis in areas of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Gender Based Violence, Young leaders’ empowerment and life skills development.
Fabs uses a number of strategies, approaches and activities to meet its targets in the above mentioned specialties. The most creative approach is the use of Art, Music and Drama to create awareness among the youths and women.
(1.) To promote the social and economic growth of women in Uganda.
(2.) To integrate gender and rights considerations into health policy and programs, especially into reproductive health and maternal health care.
(3.) To improve access to the full range of affordable, equitable and high-quality family planning and reproductive health services.
(4.) To advocate for the rights of women and enhance their social, cultural and economic status in society.
(5.) To see a society where women are treated as equals free from injustice based on their gender.
(6.) To Promote and Strengthen Women’s Participation in Leadership and Decision making in the country.
(7.) To largely reduce the maternal mortality ratios in Uganda.
(8.) To mobilize education and communication about contraceptive use rate so as to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions.
(9.) To improve the health and nutrition status of women of all ages, especially pregnant and nursing women.
Our utmost passion is motivated by working with the vulnerable focusing more on the lives of youths and women in all settings.
To be a reference of Sexual Behavioral Change (SBCC) in Uganda and Africa at large.
Standing across all horizons to address the infirmities facing youth and women.
We are currently implementing in Central, Northern and Western Uganda in the areas of Kampala, Wakiso,Mbarara, Bushenyi, Gulu, Odek, Nwoya
- The maternal mortality rate in Uganda is at 438 per 100,000 live births.
- In Uganda 26% women die due to abortion related cases of these majority are young girls
- 26% of women aged between 15-49 years are using family planning, modern contraception use remains low.
- 5% of the health centers in Uganda provide Youth friendly SRH services and of these 63% are not contented with the services provided at these health centers
- More than four in 10 births are unplanned
- 8% youths will be ready to answer questions related to abortion and the risks associated with an abortion.
- 15 million girls a year marry before the age of 18 or one girl every two seconds.
- 19.5 million Ugandans have access to mobile phones.
- Uganda is still classified as a high burden country with high number of persons living with HIV which is still on an increase
Given all the statistics, and facts above, from end to end in various communities in Uganda, we have instigated a number of strategies to address these issues to mention a few; working with volunteers/peer educators at schools and champions for change in the community, mentorship programs making use of role models, influential speakers, creating strategic partnerships with other organizations working in the field of SRHR, use of broadcast media that is television, radio and online media without forgetting entertainment, drama and creative art.