Building Advocacy Capacity of Faith and Religious Leaders to Better Influence Family Planning (FP) Investments in Uganda: A case of 3FHi

While the Government of Uganda has acceded to FP2020 global initiative, developed national and district costed implementation plans for Family Planning (FP) to eliminate the unmet need for FP, the progress to realizing these commitments remain significantly low due to poor and uneven allocation of funds. The Faith and Religious Leaders (FRL), acting as Frontline Advocates plays an important role in influencing domestic investments for FP. However, FRL lack network and advocacy skills, have limited awareness of their civic rights and have fewer opportunities for participation in decision-making processes. Additionally, FRL are not well organized and often they are not recognized as significant stakeholders in advocacy processes.