Youth e-SRHR project
Ali provided timely, accurate, and up-to-date family planning information for adolescents and young people through a variety of online and mobile tools. By advancing the conversation around the barriers that young people face when accessing contraception, Ali raised awareness and increased knowledge of the availability and location of family planning services for young people in slum areas of Kampala, Uganda.
Through his project, Ali:
- Interviewed 5 young people and took 40 photos to document their experiences accessing contraception
- Created a mobile app and website with family planning information, including an online helpline, that had over 4,000 monthly visitors
- Held 5 public advocacy events and 3 flash mobs that reached 500 people with 60,000 male condoms and helped 270 people get tested for HIV; 150 women receive contraceptive services; and 100 young people get screened for sexually transmitted infections
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Ali is the founder of the Youth Equality Center, a youth-led non-profit community enhancement organization that empowers young people, especially young girls, through enhancing their communication, technology, entrepreneurship, and life skills and educating them on sexual and reproductive health and gender issues. Ali also works the Uganda Youth Network (UYONET), a leading umbrella youth network that works to mainstream young peoples’ engagement in development and governance processes. At UYONET, Ali serves as the Gender point-person and as a Program Assistant for the Youth Advocacy and Engagement program. Ali was President of the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) Young Leaders Alumni Association, a youth non-profit with a membership of over 500 that grew out of the larger FOWODE. He has previously worked with Digital Opportunity Trust International where he taught technology, business, and life skills to grassroots youth and women groups. Ali runs an online blog, where he writes about youth and women’s rights and issues as well as pro-poor values, gender equality, good governance, and social justice in Uganda. Ali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Based Rehabilitation from Kyambogo University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts degree in Local Governance and Human Rights from Uganda Martyrs University.
Follow Ali on Twitter at @kaviriali.