UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative EASHRI

UHAI-EASHRI is a grant-making initiative which aims to provide flexible and accessible resources to support civil society activism around issues of Sexuality, Health and Human Rights in the East African region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi), with a particular focus on the rights of sexual minorities. In its grant-making and convening roles, UHAI aims to build a strong, diverse and organised movement for change, and to enhance the knowledge and expertise of donors around supporting sexual rights in East Africa. (Homepage).

About /Who; Grantmaking; Recruitment; Events; Sexual Minority News; e-brochure;
Address: Wing 3C, K Rep Center, Kilimani, Box 27611-00100, Nairobi, Kenya;

About /Guiding Principles – Vision: A just world in which all people enjoy Human Rights and live in dignity.


  • To be a proactive and innovative grant-making programme working to promote and strengthen sexual health and rights in East Africa.


  • Pride in our ethnic, cultural, sexual, gender and religious diversity.
  • A commitment to the achievement of equality for all irrespective of gender and sexual identity.
  • Commitment to respect, fairness, equity and integrity in all our dealings and initiatives.
  • A determination to provide flexible and accessible support to sexual minority organizations in East Africa.
  • Respect for all human life, and for the diversity that is reflected in society.
  • Protection and promotion of fundamental rights, freedoms, gender equality, and human dignity.
  • The role of sound governance in advancing Human Rights and Social Justice.
  • The need for people to actively participate in individual and social progress.
  • Bridging socio-economic disparities, and challenging the impediments to individual and social advancement.
  • The irreducibility of Human Rights for the promotion of values in the Human Rights movement.


  • To strengthen individuals, organisations and networks of the sexual minority movement and other sexual health & rights organizations, building leadership and grant-making capacity and capacity building in the region.
  • To build an internationally recognised, competitive, peer review led mechanism to fund sexual minority initiatives and build capacity of sexual minority movements.
  • Develop improved skills and motivation among members of the sexual minority movement and other sexual health & rights organizations.
  • Give impetus to the growth of increased capacity building, civil society organisations, private sector etc.
  • Realize a successful (cross-organizational) regional & international internship programme.
  • Facilitate increased networking and inter-collaboration between countries.

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