Health Rights Action Group (HAG) is a National Civil Society Organization founded in 2001. It evolved out of a group called the Women’s Treatment Action Group (WTAG) which was originally formed by a number of women living with HIV&AIDS to advocate for access to healthcare and treatment, particularly anti-retroviral treatment (ART), which was just starting to become available in Uganda at that time.
As an organization, HAG has grown and expanded its work to include;
- Conducting research studies on the human rights and information needs of People living with HIV&AIDS (PLHIV);
- Carrying out sensitizations on behaviour change;
- Working with the private sector to initiate sector specific polices to address HIV&AIDS in the work place
- Implementing National campaigns on access to treatment and positive living
- Training community human rights monitors to act as watchdogs against human Rights violations and promotion of maternal, Sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as providing legal counseling, mediation and referrals in communities.