Training for District Technical Personnel and Medical Officers on HRBA to Programming

The training for duty bearers seeks to strengthen capacities of duty bearers to accomplish their human rights obligations in relation to the right to health. The training will also build on outcomes of a national conference held on 13-14 November 2014 by OHCHR, UNFPA in collaboration with Ministry of Health on SRMNCH. Specific outcomes of the conference included, increasing advocacy for policy and legal reforms to address more comprehensively SRMNCH, realigning programming for SRMNCH with HRBA approaches, documentation of best practices, capacity building of rights holders and duty bearers on human rights based approaches and realigning financing for SRMNCH. It is also important to note that, OHCHR Uganda Office has also prioritized its country programing to focus on ESCRs with specific focus on the right to health and has implemented capacity building, training and technical assistance to  relevant  stakeholders.

 Goal: Capacities of duty bearers are strengthened to accomplish with their human rights obligations to reduce preventable maternal and neo-natal mortality to 70 per 100,000.

Training objectives

By the end of the training, participants will be able to,

  •  Strengthen participants’ knowledge of the right to health with a specific focus on sexual and reproductive health rights /maternal health.
  • Strengthen participants’ knowledge and skills to apply human rights based approaches in health sector programming.

 Appreciate specific international, regional and national level human rights protection and promotion frameworks for right to health with specific focus on sexual and reproductive health rights /maternal health.

It is envisaged that participants will acquire in-depth knowledge on the normative framework at international, regional and national level providing legal safeguards for promotion and protection of right to health with specific bias on sexual and reproductive health rights.

 Explain the role of international, regional and national human rights mechanisms in protection of sexual and reproductive health rights. (Jurisprudence from treaty monitoring bodies on maternal health cases).

 Increasing the human rights mechanisms are putting greater emphasis on national level implementation of state party obligations under numerous treaties as well as recommendations from treaty bodies and HRC mechanisms such as Special Procedures and UPR, African Union Human Rights mechanism. It is envisaged that key recommendations from HRs mechanisms related to sexual and reproductive health rights / maternal health issues applicable to Uganda will be teased out to inform a critical analysis of main concerns. It is also expected that jurisprudence from treaty bodies on maternal health issues will be teased out to provide strategic direction on how district technical personnel (duty bearers) in Uganda can address critical maternal health issues to ensure progressive realisation of human rights.

 Acquire knowledge and skills on human rights indicators for monitoring progressive realisation of right to health with specific bias on Sexual and reproductive health

 The session on human rights indicators is aimed at empowering participants with relevant skills ESC rights.

Participants / facilitators

A total of 80 participants are targeted for each of the two regional trainings including technical resource persons/facilitators from Kampala.

Training methodology

The workshop team will apply different training methodologies and techniques to maximize learning using practical / participatory approaches to enhance capacities of the duty bearers to apply relevant human rights standards in discharge of their human rights obligations related to right to highest attainable standard of mental and physical health with specific focus on right to health.