UGANET has researched, documented and provided evidence based advocacy on the legal and policy environment which promotes discrimination because of one’s HIV status.

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Women in Uganda continue to have unequal claim to property when compared to men. A woman whose husband has died from AIDS is more likely to experience property grabbing and asset stripping which often leads to impoverishment.

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UGANET has conducted legal aid outreaches in vulnerable communities to empower people living with HIV/AIDS and other marginalized persons to know and defend their human rights.

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For the past 20 years, UGANET mandate lies on the foundation that the law, legal policies and human rights are critical enablers in influencing the success of Health and HIV interventions intended to prevent further spread and also mitigate the adverse social impact and suffering caused by HIV and other Health conditions.


UGANET employs three main strategies in pursuit of its goals – Advocacy and Policy influencing, Access to Justice to through provision of Legal aid, mobilizing community to drive their own change.


At district level – its focus is in 10 districts in which it runs legal aid clinics- Kampala, Mukono, Lira, Oyam, Pallisa, Namutumba,Rukungiri, Ntungamo, Masindi and Kiryadongo. At grass root level UGANET has mobilized and continues to support 100 community paralegals, 60 Community activists and 40 community watch dogs.

Activists protest against new HIV/AIDS law

HIV/AIDS activists have petitioned the Constitutional Court of Uganda seeking nullify provisions of the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act that the president signed into law in 2014. Some of the provisions the activists consider problematic are those which provide for mandatory testing of HIV among expectant mothers and their partners, disclosure of HIV status by medical workers without the consent of those tested as well as criminalising HIV transmission. The activists filed the petition in the Constitutional Court in Kampala.


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