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‘BECAUSE I AM’ – A SHORT FILM UNCOVERING THE IMPACT OF HOMOPHOBIA IN ZIMBABWE

. After consistent homophobic speeches over the years Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe went off script during a speech at the UN General assembly in September 2015 to “reject new rights” and declare “we are not gays” to both muted laughter and applause. This is an indication of the wide spread view in Zimbabwe and many other African countries that the LGBT community does not deserve in basic human rights, leading to hate crimes and harassment across the nation.

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His past experience includes working as a program assistant for the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law. He currently serves on several Boards including Environmental Protection Trust Uganda where he is the current Chairperson.

BOMBASTIC MAGAZINE THIRD EDITION: Call For Articles

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MENTAL ILLNESS; Shedding Light on an Ailment many prefer to Ignore

Mental illness is a problem that many continue to battle silently; maybe for fear that they will be shunned or viewed as outcasts but now more than ever, the dialogue must begin. We must all chip in, in whatever capacity we can to help our brothers and sisters courageously battle this ailment.

TITLE: Uganda’s LGBTI faith leaders say God’s love is unconditional EXCERPT: Ugandan human rights activist Barigye Ambrose profiles religious LGBTI Ugandans and their allies who have stood firm in the face of local homophobia PHOTOS: BELOW

shares   The Kuchu Times Field Director was part of the group of writers from Sub-Saharan Africa that attended a four day workshop in Cape Town from 6th to 11th November 2016 on how to effectively cover religion and SOGIE (sexual orientation, gender identity  and expression) issues in their countries organised by Religion News Foundation […]

IBU in Partnership with SMUG Mark World AIDS Day

In his key note speech, the Programmes Director of Ice Breakers Uganda Dennis Wamala noted the continued discrimination and stigmatization of HIV positive persons within the LGBT community. He urged the community to be more embracing and supportive of people living with HIV as they (the community) know first hand what it is like to be discriminated because of something they have no control over.

SPECTRUM UGANDA PRESS RELEASE ON WORLD AIDS DAY.

shares SPecTrUm Uganda Press release Spectrum Uganda is a nongovernmental organization that advocates for human and health rights of sexual minorities and provides preventive, care and support health services to key populations groups/communities in Uganda. Spectrum Uganda initiatives is struggling to bring about an increased awareness among the general public on their human and health […]

OBITUARY: Remembering Jacobus Witbooi

I remember Jacobus as if it was just yesterday that we saw each other. Just thinking about him brings so much joy and so much sadness in me. But Jacobus was like sister, brother, friend and a close family. He was not a big person but had a huge heart. He was a lion with a gentle heart.

PIONEER FEMALE SEX WORKERS LED ORGANISATION-WONETHA HOLDS 4TH AGM

WONETHA strives to improve socioeconomic opportunities for sex workers and to empower them to organize and advocate for equitable access to health care, legal and social protection services. Established in 2008 to address rampant discrimination in health care systems, social stigma and as well as to advocate against punitive and restrictive legislation and policies that encourage violations of sex workers’ rights, the organization has since grown into a registered membership of over 800 members and thousands of beneficiaries.

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM: AMPLIFYING THE VOICES OF LBT WOMEN

During the 16 days, we will not only raise awareness about the prevalence and devastating impact of gender violence, but also celebrate victories gained by the Women’s Rights Movement, challenge policy and practice that allow women to be targeted for acts of violence and demand that violence against women be recognized as an abuse of human rights.

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His past experience includes working as a program assistant for the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law. He currently serves on several Boards including Environmental Protection Trust Uganda where he is the current Chairperson.