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Rape Hurts Foundation (RHF) – Uganda

Kamuli, Uganda
Joined November 2017

At RHF, we are committed to making an effective contribution to righting social injustice in Uganda, which we see as arising from poverty, gender and other forms of inequality, poor governance, and th

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Criminal Justice, Education, Gender-based violence, Livelihoods
  1. Girls/Women Economic & Social Strengthening

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the right to food does not imply that governments have an obligation to hand out free food to everyone who wants it. This is a common misconception. “The right to food is not a right to a minimum ration of calories, proteins and other specific nutrients, or a right to be fed.


It is about being guaranteed the right to feed oneself, which requires not only that food is available – that the ratio of production to the population is sufficient – but also that it is accessible– i.e., that each household either has the means to produce or buy its own food. However, if individuals are deprived of access to food for reasons beyond their control, for instance because of an armed conflict, natural disaster or because they are in detention, recognition of the right to life obliges States to provide them with sufficient food for their survival.


RHF’s Intervention in relation to Food, Nutrition and incomes;- The aim of RHF’s Food, Nutrition and income program is to improve livelihoods through combined financial and technical assistance for rural women and youth with empowerment and training programs and engaging them in their development processes. Under economic empowerment, focus is put on food security and nutrition, agribusiness, livestock rearing and micro credit. Emphasis is put on capacity building in sustainable agriculture. RHF focuses on improving food production through improving farming practices, harvesting techniques, value addition, marketing and business management. Participants also receive intensive training in cooperative development and governance.


  1. Health & Care
  • WASH

 HIV/AIDS and Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights

  1. Education, Vocational & Life Skills Training

People Associated With This Organization

Hellen Waiswa

Rape Hurts Foundation (RHF) –...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Education, Gender-based violence, Health, Livelihoods
Greetings from Rape Hurts Foundation (RHF) from Busoga Eastern Uganda.
RHF is a non-profit, non-government organization working with marginalized people, especially rural girls & women in Eastern Uganda. RHF was established in 2008 as a community-based organization and registered as a non-profit Non-Government Organization in 2009, with functional governance structures that include a board of seven members, a senior management team and staff/volunteers. Initially, the organization started its operations in Jinja District, supporting and working with victims of rape & sexual violence, and also working with women to increase agricultural production for household food security and income generation. RHF currently operates in the Kamuli and Buyende villages of Eastern Uganda, focusing on:
 Sexual Reproduction Health & Rights
 Health & Care (HIV/AIDS/TB, Maternal & Safe Motherhood
 Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women & Children
 Freedom from Violence and Human Rights (Gender Based
Hellen Waiswa is the network champion (main point of contact) for Rape Hurts Foundation (RHF) – Uganda.

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