The Human Rights Advocates Program (HRAP) is pleased to highlight 2017 Advocate Micheal Miiro of Uganda.
Michael is the Technical Advisor on HIV/AIDS, disability and sexual and gender-based violence for the Masaka Association of Persons with Disabilities Living with HIV & AIDS (MADIPHA). MADIPHA's mission is to promote access to comprehensive HIV & AIDS services by all Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) through advocacy, mobilization, sensitization and training. MADIPHA aims to fully incorporate PWDs living with HIV/AIDs into society through advocacy measures that center PWDs while targeting key government agencies, line ministries and civil society organizations like the Uganda Human Rights Commission. He has trained village health teams, health workers and police in sign language and held workshops about PWDs who are living with HIV & AIDS as well as SGBV against PWDs.
Click below to hear Michael describe his work in his own words.